Topic outline

  • Making Sense of Mental Health Problems

    Course learning outcomes

    After studying this course, you should be able to:

    • describe key theories and concepts that have informed debates about mental health diagnosis
    • outline how diagnostic systems have been developed and implemented
    • explain why diagnostic systems are challenged in the mental health field.
    10 hours study
    Level 2: Intermediate

  • Understanding Depression and Anxiety

    Course learning outcomes

    After studying this course, you should be able to:

    • describe how stressful life events may be linked to emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety
    • describe the main features of the physiological stress response
    • evaluate the role of genetic and environmental factors in emotional disorders
    • describe the different kinds of biological abnormalities that have been linked to emotional disorders.
    8 hours study
    Level 2: Intermediate