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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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TERKAN9 Global Issues on Mental Health and Mental Health Services 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to
- locate social psychiatric research in the domain of public health research
- describe the present state of two specific fields in social psychiatry
- discuss current challenges and action plans for local and global mental health promotion
- describe the Finnish system for tertiary prevention of mental disorders or the corresponding system in the country of the student’s origin
- find information about NGOs in the mental health domain and be able to describe the input of these in mental health promotion


Community participation in mental health care and mental health promotion
Current papers on global mental health and mental health promotion
Current issues in social psychiatric research
Ethical considerations of mental health promotion
Communicating mental health issues to diverse populations

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

See more precious information in the teaching schedule.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Lecture, group/individual work in the Moodle learning environment, the student will also participate in a relevant congress, seminar or the like (with teacher approval) or make a learning diary of material agreed with the teacher.

The course will be completed entirely in the Moodle learning environment (Learning 2)



Study materials

Will be announced in the teaching schedule and on the learning environment.

Further information

Organized non-stop. For approval all the assignments have to completed withing six months from the date of enrollment. The quota for Open University students each Academic Year is 3.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
Faculty of Social Sciences