Defining Mental Health: A Short Introduction
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Understand the complex issues surrounding mental health
The topic of mental health is recognised as one of the challenges facing society today. What is good mental health? What myths surround mental health? How do we define ‘normal’ mental health?
Get answers to these questions and more with this course exploring how we define mental health, designed to prepare you for further study in higher education. You will explore important concepts and definitions related to mental health. You will learn about cultural relativism and the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. This course is a collaboration between Coventry University Scarborough and OCN London.
What topics will you cover?
You will explore the key areas below through case studies, multi-media, collaborative and active learning:
What is abnormality?
What is a norm?
Myth and ideas of mental illness
Definitions of the concepts of abnormality
DSM 5 – Diagnostic Statistical Manual – an overview
When would you like to start?
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in mental health. It’s ideal for people looking to continue to higher education, return to formal learning or those who are considering, or developing, a career in mental health.