• WPA

New ICD-11 online course will launch in November 2021

Updated: Sep 16

World Psychiatric Association and Global Mental Health Academy have jointly sponsored the new ICD-11 Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental, Behavioural or Neurodevelopmental Disorders online course.



The new ICD-11 Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines (CDDG) for ICD-11 Mental, Behavioural or Neurodevelopmental Disorders, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, is built on more than three decades of advances in research and practice since the publication of the ICD-10. Following its approval by the World Health Assembly in May 2019, WHO Member States around the world are actively beginning the initial stages of implementation of ICD-11 for health reporting and statistical purposes. The ICD-11 will be implemented in clinical systems around the world over the next few years.



It is for this reason that the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and the Global Mental Health Academy were keen to sponsor the new ICD-11 online course that will launch in November this year. The comprehensive 4-week live online course will provide an overview of the key principles of the WHO’s ICD-11 and in-depth knowledge about the CDDG for ICD-11 Mental, Behavioural or Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


The purpose of the ICD-11 CDDG is to guide implementation of the classification in clinical settings by psychiatrists and other relevant mental health professionals. The training faculty for the course are renowned glo