Wesleyan University

Schizophrenia

Taught in English

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Matt Kurtz

Instructor: Matt Kurtz

4.8

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

The first module is focused on introducing key symptom characteristics of the psychiatric diagnosis known as schizophrenia, and describes current thinking around potential causes and biological correlates of the disorder.

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6 videos

The second module is focused on a continuing exploration of symptoms in the disorder through simulated client-clinician interactions. Lectures in this unit also focus on the history of the treatment of schizophrenia in Western culture.

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4 videos1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In the third module we begin to discuss the neurochemistry of the disorder as well as common manifestations of those diagnosed with schizophrenia on structural and functional brain MRI scans. First, though, we look at two more client-clinician simulations to explore symptoms and recovery.

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5 videos2 discussion prompts

In the fourth module we discuss common cognitive deficits, disruptions in social cognition and cognitive models of the disorder.

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8 videos

In the fifth module we discuss approaches to treatment with a focus on both pharmacologic and psychosocial approaches.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

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4.8 (704 ratings)
Matt Kurtz
Wesleyan University
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