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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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TERVAL5 Social Psychiatry II 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

An advanced course in social psychiatry.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to
- evaluate and utilise research reports on psychiatric epidemiology
- evaluate and utilise research reports on qualitative research on mental health issues
- 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


-The history and use of definitions of mental health
- Classifying and assessing mental health disorders
- How to conduct mental health research
- Local and Global perspectives on the prevalence and treatment of mental disorders
- 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

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Lectures, group discussions bsed on students presentations, final exam

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
Written exam 
In English

Giving a presentation, active participation in group discussions, a final exam comprising the lectures and the book



Study materials

Book exam: Prince et al. (eds.) Practical psychiatric epidemiology.

Further information

Organized every second year. A maximum of 20 students.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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