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TERKAN9 Global Issues on Mental Health and Mental Health Services - Web course, Moodle 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
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
School of Health Sciences

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 arranging mental health services in countries with different states of economy

General description

Organised as follows

  1. Watching the lecture & answering the questions concerning the lecture. Work needed apr. 1-2 hr. (0.05 ects)
  2. Reading and compiling a lecture diary of the book. Work needed apr. 45 hrs. (1.70 ects)
  3. Essay: Developing mental health services. Work needed apr. 80-88 hrs. (3 ects)
  4. Commentary. Work needed apr. 5 hrs. (0.20 ects)
  5. Reflection. Work needed apr. 1-2 hrs. (0.05 ects)


Professor Sami Pirkola, Teacher responsible
Kirsti Nurmela, Contact person


29-Aug-2016 – 28-May-2017
Independent work 135 hours Web-based

Study materials

Will be announced in the Moodle learning environment

Further information

Independent working in the Moodle learning environment. Organized non-stop.

Enrollment: contact university instructor Kirsti Nurmela, e-mail: kirsti.nurmela@uta.fi

For approval all the tasks have to be completed within  six months from the date of enrollment. A delay results in a rejection.