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started a new career after completing these courses

25%

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20%

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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Welcome and A Brief History of Madness

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 120 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
1.0 Introduction 7m
1.1 Visiting the asylum 9m
1.2 Why the asylum? 20m
1.3 20th century mental health care 14m
1.4 Antipsychiatry 12m
1.5 Deinstitutionalization 15m
1.6 Community-based mental health care 15m
1.7 Recovery and mental health 11m
1.8 Conclusion 4m
Bonus material: An introduction to author Caroline Fei-Yeng Kwok 6m
2 readings
Course Information10m
Readings and Resources10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

What is mental health and what causes mental illness?

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading
8 videos
2.1 defining mental health 7m
2.2 what is mental illness? 12m
2.3 social determinants of mental health 9m
2.4 SDoH in action 14m
2.5 the biopsychosocial perspective on mental health 13m
2.6 applying the biopsychosocial perspective 12m
2.7 Conclusion 4m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

The social context of diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3.1 Demystifying the DSM 15m
3.2 Diagnosis as a series of social events 15m
3.3 Diagnosis: An example of the role of social context 17m
3.4a The social context of treatment options 12m
3.4b The social context of treatment options part 2 9m
3.5 The social context of treatment access 11m
3.6 Conclusion 3m
From summer 2014: what's with the DSM?12m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Extra-credit quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Culture, mental health and mental illness

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading
8 videos
4.1 culture mental health mental illness 7m
4.2 culture & mental health in historical context 15m
4.3 culture and mental health 14m
4.4 culture and mental illness 11m
4.5 an example of intersections between culture and mental health 8m
4.6 cultural competence and multicultural mental health care 12m
4.7 Conclusions 2m
1 reading
Readings and Resources10m

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