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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Learners taking this Course are

  • Psychiatrists
  • Paramedics
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Therapists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
29 minutes to complete

Overview

1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Public Mental Health by William Eaton10m
1 hour to complete

What is Major Depression and Why Is It Important? The Burden of Depressive Disorder in the Population

5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 1B: Prevalence and Incidence of Major Depressive Episode11m
Lecture 1C: The Natural History of Major Depressive Disorder11m
Lecture 1D: Major Depressive Disorder and Medical Conditions11m
Lecture 1E: Estimating the Burden of Major Depressive Disorder and Medical Conditions7m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: The Basics of Major Depression10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Closer Look at Maternal Depression

4 videos (Total 41 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 2B: Is Depression Relevant in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?5m
Lecture 2C: What Predicts Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?7m
Lecture 2D: How Can We Treat & Prevent Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?12m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Basic Concepts of Epidemiology as Applied to Depression

5 videos (Total 45 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 3B: Time, Space, and Disease: The Ecological Approach8m
Lecture 3C: Cohort Studies7m
Lecture 3D: Case Control Studies7m
Lecture 3E: The Web of Causation13m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Epidemiology10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

The Search for Etiologic Clues

5 videos (Total 51 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 4B: Stress & Diathesis7m
Lecture 4C: Social Supports5m
Lecture 4D: Work, Family, and Life Stage7m
Lecture 4E: Recency of Birth20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 410m
4 hours to complete

The Search for Etiologic Clues: Lesson Choices

2 quizzes
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Top reviews from Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach

By MWMar 30th 2019

Exceptional course blending qualitative and quantitative, historical and contemporary case studies to provide a solid foundation to the subject.

By MMJul 24th 2018

This course has helped me a lot. I really hope to publish a paper on Maternal mental health someday.

Instructors

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William Eaton, PhD

Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Wietse A. Tol, PhD

Ali & Rose Kawi Assistant Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Associate Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • This course is NOT intended for people who are seeking help or treatment for their own symptoms of depression. We are not in a position to offer clinical advice about specific symptoms that you or a loved one might be experiencing. If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of depression, we urge you to seek help from a medical professional or some other trusted source of assistance.

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