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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
TERVAL5 Mental Health Research: Using the Knowledge and Adding to it 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Terveystieteiden tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to:
-evaluate and utilise research reports on psychiatric epidemiology
-discuss the concept of mental health and its utilisation in research and mental health work
-discuss the effect of culture on understanding mental health and the effect of lay concepts of mental health on the situation of people with mental health problems in society
-discuss the specific ethical concerns in mental health research
-avoid pitfalls in communicating mental health research findings through the media
-make a viable research plan on mental health topics

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment by e-mail to the contact teacher, university instructor Kirsti Nurmela kirsti.nurmela[at]staff.uta.fi Please, tell your student ID-number and the main subject in the mail.

Enrolment for Open University Studies

Enrolment for Open University Studies:

The quota for Open University students.


Sami Pirkola, Teacher responsible
Kirsti Nurmela, Contact person


3-Sep-2018 – 31-May-2019
Independent work



Study materials

Announced in Moodle

Further information

Further information

The course will be completed entirely in the Moodle learning environment. Independent working (ca 135 hrs). Organized non-stop. For approval, all the tasks have to be completed within three months from the date of enrolment. Teaching language: English.

Further information: kirsti.nurmela[at]staff.uta.fi