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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
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
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