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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

22%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

29 minutes to complete

Overview

29 minutes to complete
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

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 54 min)
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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

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

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 41 min)
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Basic Concepts of Epidemiology as Applied to Depression

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 45 min)
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

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The Search for Etiologic Clues

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 51 min)
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

4 hours to complete

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  • 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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