Informações sobre o curso
Learn how social factors promote mental health, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and affect how mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated. This course explores how our understanding of mental health and illness has been influenced by social attitudes and social developments in North America and around the world. The course begins by situating our contemporary mental health practices in historical context, then looks at different aspects of mental health, mental illness and mental health services and their connections to what’s going on in our social environment.
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Sugerido: 4 hours/week
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Approx. 22 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week
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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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4 hours to complete

Welcome and A Brief History of Madness

We begin with a quick orientation to the course and continue with our first lecture topic: A brief history of madness....
Reading
11 videos (Total 120 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
1.0 Introduction 7m
1.1 Visiting the asylum 9m
1.2 Why the asylum? 20m
1.3 20th century mental health care 14m
1.4 Antipsychiatry 12m
1.5 Deinstitutionalization 15m
1.6 Community-based mental health care 15m
1.7 Recovery and mental health 11m
1.8 Conclusion 4m
Bonus material: An introduction to author Caroline Fei-Yeng Kwok 6m
Reading2 readings
Course Information10m
Readings and Resources10m

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2 hours to complete

What is mental health and what causes mental illness?

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8 videos (Total 77 min), 1 reading
Video8 videos
2.1 defining mental health 7m
2.2 what is mental illness? 12m
2.3 social determinants of mental health 9m
2.4 SDoH in action 14m
2.5 the biopsychosocial perspective on mental health 13m
2.6 applying the biopsychosocial perspective 12m
2.7 Conclusion 4m
Reading1 readings
Readings and Resources10m

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4 hours to complete

The social context of diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses

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9 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
3.1 Demystifying the DSM 15m
3.2 Diagnosis as a series of social events 15m
3.3 Diagnosis: An example of the role of social context 17m
3.4a The social context of treatment options 12m
3.4b The social context of treatment options part 2 9m
3.5 The social context of treatment access 11m
3.6 Conclusion 3m
From summer 2014: what's with the DSM?12m
Reading1 readings
Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Extra-credit quiz20m

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2 hours to complete

Culture, mental health and mental illness

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8 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading
Video8 videos
4.1 culture mental health mental illness 7m
4.2 culture & mental health in historical context 15m
4.3 culture and mental health 14m
4.4 culture and mental illness 11m
4.5 an example of intersections between culture and mental health 8m
4.6 cultural competence and multicultural mental health care 12m
4.7 Conclusions 2m
Reading1 readings
Readings and Resources10m

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1 hour to complete

Families, caregiving and mental illness

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6 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading
Video6 videos
5.1 families and mental health 8m
5.2 do families cause mental illness - no 15m
5.3 families and caregiving 15m
5.4 families and recovery 5m
5.5 conclusions 2m
Reading1 readings
Readings and Resources10m

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3 hours to complete

society, communities and mental health

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7 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
6.1 stigma and mental illness 18m
6.2a a life course approach to preventing mental disorders part 1 11m
6.2b a life course approach to preventing mental disorders part 2 8m
6.3 interventions to promote community mental health 12m
6.4 towards community that support mental health 13m
6.5 conclusions 3m
Reading1 readings
Readings and Resources10m
4.6
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Top Reviews

By ZCMay 23rd 2017

Awesome course by Professor Williams who taught us a lot about how to consider health issues under the social context to explore the interaction between health and social factors.

By DRApr 25th 2017

The content and activities are very well designed and professional. I higly recommend thsi course to any person interested in learning more about mental health and illness.

Instructor

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Charmaine Williams

Associate Professor

About University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. ...

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