Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds I’m here today with Professor Jiang Du from the Institute of Mental Health at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. This year, we’re doing something really exciting. For the first time, this course is going to be offered to students in China and for Mandarin-speakers in China. The way this will work is that
Skip to 0 minutes and 23 seconds there is a Chinese version of this course: that is, there is a course where we have translated all of the material into Mandarin and our Mandarin-speaking friends can participate in discussion boards in Mandarin. I’m really looking forward to this exciting new development and I’m going to pass you over now to Jiang, who is going to tell us a little bit about her centre. Hello everybody, my name is Jiang Du, from Shanghai Mental Health Center. I am mainly engaged in a number of clinical interventions substance addiction and treatment, as well as relevant teaching. We know that the currently, substance addiction is an important issue we face in China.
Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds However, it is unfortunate that the general public and some staff in primary health care do not have much understanding or knowledge about substance abuse. Therefore, we need an opportunity to help us improve the relevant knowledge. We have been very fortunate to be able to cooperate with the professors at King’s College London to introduce this online course. We hope through this course, we help to improve knowledge in the population Welcome to our online course. Thank you. Thanks, Jiang. Well, I hope you’ll all agree we have an exciting time ahead. I’d like to welcome our colleagues in China, I’d like to welcome the learners in China, but most of all I’d like to welcome everyone to the course.
Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds That’s our “Welcomes” done with. Let’s get stuck into it!