- Psychopathology and prevention: five big mental health issues (lifestyle (e.g. nutrition), stress, depression, identity problems) and the classification systems (DSM, ICD-11) will be discussed in relation to prevention and treatment programs across the lifespan (children, adults, elderly) and used in internationally diverse clinical settings.
- Assessment and coaching skills: this course teaches you “to undertake a patient-centered interview which identifies both the person’s main difficulties and areas where the person wishes to see change and/ or recovery, and which makes an accurate assessment of the risk the person poses to self or others.”
- Diversity in clinical practice: this course teaches you “the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competencies to operate in an inclusive values-driven service.” “Diversity encompasses the range of cultural norms, including personal, family, social and spiritual values, held by the diverse communities served by the service in which the worker is operating.”
- Research tool kit/ epidemiology: practical skills in research methods, review, meta-analysis, RCT.
- Psychopharmacology: this course introduces the neurobiological concepts which underlie the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders. You will receive basic and clinical information on the action and use of psychopharmacological substances.
For more information on the courses, please see the study guide.