À propos de ce cours
The main goal of this class are to gain an introductory exposure to the nature of the psychiatric disorder known as schizophrenia as revealed by the scientific method. We will discuss a broad range of findings from the scientific investigation of biological and psychological factors related to schizophrenia and its treatment. More specifically we will learn about: (1) key symptomatic features through discussion and enactments of interviews with actors portraying many of the cardinal features of the illness, (2) what brain imaging studies (MRI and fMRI) and neurochemistry have taught us about the neuroscience of the disorder, (3) scientific psychological data and theories concerning cognition, emotion and behavior in schizophrenia, and (4) current, evidence-based somatic and psychosocial approaches to treatment. A brief historical overview of the recent emergence of the psychiatric category of schizophrenia will be presented as well.
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Approx. 7 hours to complete

Recommandé : 7 hours/week
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Sous-titres : English

Compétences que vous acquerrez

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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Intermediate Level

Niveau intermédiaire

Clock

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Recommandé : 7 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

An Introduction to the Disorder

The first module is focused on introducing key symptom characteristics of the psychiatric diagnosis known as schizophrenia, and describes current thinking around potential causes and biological correlates of the disorder. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 49 min)
Video6 videos
Louis Wain's Cats4m
Prevalence, Demographics, and Etiology8m
Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Positive, Negative, and Disorganized9m
Diagnosis and Cognitive Defects9m
Introduction to the Neuroscience of the Disorder5m

2

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Symptom Assessment and History

The second module is focused on a continuing exploration of symptoms in the disorder through simulated client-clinician interactions. Lectures in this unit also focus on the history of the treatment of schizophrenia in Western culture. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Demonstration: Negative Symptoms Example11m
History of the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia10m
History of Treatments for Schizophrenia11m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Midterm Exam40m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging

In the third module we begin to discuss the neurochemistry of the disorder as well as common manifestations of those diagnosed with schizophrenia on structural and functional brain MRI scans. First, though, we look at two more client-clinician simulations to explore symptoms and recovery. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 28 min)
Video5 videos
Demonstration: Recovered Patient5m
Human Neuroanatomy and History of Neuroimaging5m
Structural Neuroimaging5m
Functional Neuroimaging4m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Psychological Science

In the fourth module we discuss common cognitive deficits, disruptions in social cognition and cognitive models of the disorder. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 65 min)
Video8 videos
Dopamine Hypothesis - Part 26m
Psychology of Schizophrenia: Introduction and History5m
Cognitive Deficits11m
Social Cognition4m
Cognition, Social Cognition, and Functioning8m
Psychological Mechanisms of Delusions and Hallucinations4m
Psychological Theories13m

5

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Intervention

In the fifth module we discuss approaches to treatment with a focus on both pharmacologic and psychosocial approaches. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Recovery Movement7m
Social Skills Training6m
CBT and Supported Employment12m
Cognitive and Social Cognitive Treatments9m
Conclusion1m
Reading1 readings
Special Thanks10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Exam40m
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Top Reviews

By SVJan 8th 2018

Excellent enseignement. Un contenu adapté au niveau d'un interne en psychiatrie qui souhaiterait balayer (superficiellement) le champ de la recherche actuelle dans le domaine de la schizophrénie.

By JQNov 17th 2017

INTERESTING COURSE. I HAVEN'T GIVEN SCHIZOPHRENIA MUCH THOUGHT OVER THE YEARS, BUT AFTER THIS COURSE A FEW RELATIONSHIPS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR RELATIVES MAKE MORE SENSE. THANKS SO MUCH.

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Matt Kurtz

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  • No. This course engages with the scientific research literature and the history of our understanding of the psychiatric disorder labelled schizophrenia. Instead we suggest that you contact your local mental health agency, or if you are in the US your state association for psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses or social workers. They can often provide you with a list of resources, sometimes at no cost, for receiving the help that you need. For more urgent needs you should contact a local crisis hotline, visit an emergency room, or in the US dial 911 and ask for assistance. Course postings are not monitored for reported psychiatric symptoms in course learners and are not to be used to report such symptoms.

  • No, the verified certificate means that you have successfully completed this course by achieving the course learning objectives. Expertise in treating the disorder is derived through completion of accredited medical, nursing, psychologist or social work training programs with a focus on diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

  • The subject matter of the course will expose you to how psychotic symptoms, sometimes severe, may be expressed in individuals. Observing these symptoms (enacted by acting students) may be disturbing.

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