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TERVAL5 Mental Health Research: Using the Knowledge and Adding to it 5 op
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Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2012 – 2015
TERVAL5 Social Psychiatry II 5 ECTS


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to
- evaluate and utilise research reports on psychiatric epidemiology
- understand the value of qualitative research on mental health issues
- discuss the effect of culture and societal circumstances 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


- Measuring mental health problems and disorders
- How to conduct mental health research
- Cultural aspects of mental health and mental disorders
- Critical voices concerning the classification of mental disorders, mental health research and treatment of mental disorders
- Ethical concerns in mental health research: interviewing mental health patients, collecting qualitative data, disseminating the results through the media, promoting consumer participation in mental health research etc.

Teaching methods

Classroom work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Further information 

Lectures, individual and group work

- Learning diary based on a book
- Participation in group work for a research plan and peer review

Live meetings are recommended for successful group work



Study materials

Announced in the teaching schedule.

Further information

Organized every second year, can be completed entirely on the Moodle learning environment.
Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 30 students.

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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