Johns Hopkins University Free Online Course On Public Health  

Johns Hopkins University and Coursera have teamed up to create an interactive online course, ‘Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach’ like no other. This free online course will help you to understand the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention.

Over seven weeks the course illuminates the public health approach to disease, and the particular complexities of applying this approach to mental disorders, using depression as the exemplar. The course will start on November 2, 2015.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort:  2-5 hours/week
Subject: Public Health
Institution: Johns Hopkins University and Coursera
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 2, 2015

Providers’ Details

Johns Hopkins University and Coursera are providing this online course on English language. The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. It provides universal access to the world’s best education.

About This Course

Public Mental Health is the application of the principles of medicine and social science to prevent the occurrence of mental and behavioral disorders and to promote mental health of the population. This course illustrates the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention. It is predicted that by 2020 depressive disorder will be the most important cause of disease burden in the entire world!  Every human being suffers from feeling depressed at some point or other, but only about one fifth of the population will experience an episode of depressive disorder over the course of their lives. This course illuminates the public health approach to disease, and the particular complexities of applying this approach to mental disorders, using depression as the exemplar.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course it can be accessed free of charge. The course give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation. A Statement of Participation is a printed certificate available to purchase that shows you have taken part in a course on FutureLearn. Instruction in this course will consist of a series of video lectures delivered by experts in the field. Each week, students will view lectures, take a quiz, and participate in online discussions. Students will also complete two peer-assessed assignments during the course and perform evaluations of their classmates’ submissions.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course applicants will learn about the principles of public health applied to depressive disorder, including principles of epidemiology, transcultural psychiatry, health services research, and prevention.

Requirements

– It is intended for working professionals or students who are interested in developing research expertise in the epidemiology of mental health and substance use disorders, the implementation and evaluation of mental health services and interventions, and/or the methodological issues encountered in mental health research in the population.

Course Format

Each week, students will view lectures, take a quiz, and participate in online discussions. Course syllabus includes:
-What is depression and what is depressive disorder?
-How common is depressive disorder
-The Global Burden of Depressive Disorder
-Crosscultural variation in depression and depressive disorder
-Epidemiologic research to uncover the causes of depression
-Research on prevention of depression
-The system of care for psychiatric disorders and depression

Instructors

-William Eaton, PhD
Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

-Wietse A. Tol, PhD
Ali & Rose Kawi Assistant Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

-Ramin Mojtabai, MD
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University 

Detailed Information

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