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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.
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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Approx. 17 heures pour terminer

Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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29 minutes to complete

Overview

Welcome to Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach. Let's take a few moments to introduce the course before we dive into our first lessons....
Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings
Reading2 readings
Syllabus10m
Public Mental Health by William Eaton10m
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1 hour to complete

What is Major Depression and Why Is It Important? The Burden of Depressive Disorder in the Population

This week, we will be focusing on the definition of major depression and the methods that we use for measuring its effect on populations....
Reading
5 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 1B: Prevalence and Incidence of Major Depressive Episode11m
Lecture 1C: The Natural History of Major Depressive Disorder11m
Lecture 1D: Major Depressive Disorder and Medical Conditions11m
Lecture 1E: Estimating the Burden of Major Depressive Disorder and Medical Conditions7m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 1: The Basics of Major Depression10m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Closer Look at Maternal Depression

This week we will be covering depression from a global public health perspective....
Reading
4 videos (Total 41 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lecture 2B: Is Depression Relevant in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?5m
Lecture 2C: What Predicts Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?7m
Lecture 2D: How Can We Treat & Prevent Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?12m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 2: Depression in Low- and Middle-Income Countries10m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Basic Concepts of Epidemiology as Applied to Depression

This week we take advantage of what we know about major depressive disorder to examine major epidemiologic research designs, including the case control design, the cohort design, and the study of diseases in time and space....
Reading
5 videos (Total 45 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lecture 3B: Time, Space, and Disease: The Ecological Approach8m
Lecture 3C: Cohort Studies7m
Lecture 3D: Case Control Studies7m
Lecture 3E: The Web of Causation13m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 3: Epidemiology10m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

The Search for Etiologic Clues

This week the focus is on possible causes for depressive disorder, including inheritance, stress, social life, work life, and the evolution of modern living....
Reading
5 videos (Total 51 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Lecture 4B: Stress & Diathesis7m
Lecture 4C: Social Supports5m
Lecture 4D: Work, Family, and Life Stage7m
Lecture 4E: Recency of Birth20m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz 410m

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1 hour to complete

Unmet Need for Care, Barriers, and Programs to Improve Access

In this module, we discuss unmet need for treatment and treatment seeking and present a public health view of depression treatment....
Reading
4 videos (Total 49 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Lecture 5B: Barriers and Solutions14m
Lecture 6A: Historical Development and Recent Trends8m
Lecture 6B: Quality of Diagnosis & Treatment18m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 510m
Quiz 610m

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2 hours to complete

Final Assignment

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1 quiz
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Top Reviews

By EMAug 28th 2017

Un excelente curso, me enseño muchas cosas que son realmente útiles para mi profesión, maravillada con lo que aprendí. Gracias a todo el equipo de la Universidad que hizo posible este curso.

By SVJan 8th 2018

Excellent enseignement. J'ai appris beaucoup grâce à ce MOOC et je conseille vivement à toutes les personnes intéressées dans le domaine de l'épidémiologie en santé mentale à le faire.

Instructors

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William Eaton, PhD

Professor, Mental Health
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Wietse A. Tol, PhD

Ali & Rose Kawi Assistant Professor, Mental Health
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Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Associate Professor, Mental Health

About Johns Hopkins University

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  • This course is NOT intended for people who are seeking help or treatment for their own symptoms of depression. We are not in a position to offer clinical advice about specific symptoms that you or a loved one might be experiencing. If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of depression, we urge you to seek help from a medical professional or some other trusted source of assistance.

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