Psychiatric Epidemiology OpenCourseWare: Undergraduate Level Free Online Course by Johns Hopkins University on the Study of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published Dec 19, 2008

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Identify characteristics that make patients more prone to mental health disorders in this free OpenCourseWare provided by Johns Hopkins University. 'Psychiatric Epidemiology' introduces students to a variety of mental health disorders, including autism, depression, schizophrenia and dementia, their history and their prevalence today. Prior courses in epidemiology and biostatics are recommended to fully understand this course.

Psychiatric Epidemiology: Degree Specifics

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Psychiatric Epidemiology: Course Description

Study the history of mental and psychiatric disorders, their causes and the frequency at which new cases are diagnosed today. This OpenCourseWare taught by Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, introduces students to a variety of psychiatric disorders and the characteristics of those who are most likely to develop them. Understand the effects of race, gender, age, marital status and geography on the frequency of psychiatric disorders. Study disorders like dementia, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder throughout history and across countries and continents. Students learn techniques to measure the rate of the growth of psychiatric epidemiology and the reliability of these measurements. Using statistics and their knowledge of mental disorders, students will be able to develop surveys and studies that can aid in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Taught by professor Johns Hopkins University professor William Eaton, Ph.D., this course psychiatric epidemiology also delves into symptoms of psychiatric disorders.

This course uses free notes, lectures, downloads and study materials, all of which are available online. To take this course about mental disorders, visit the psychiatric epidemiology course page.

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