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Course 1: Understanding Mental Health


After completing this course, participants should be able to:
• Describe the main mental illnesses in Europe (Depression – Anxiety disorders – Bipolar affective disorder – Schizophrenia and other psychoses – Dementia – Developmental disorders – Substance use disorders)
• Understand the main features and symptoms linked with each mental health condition.
• Understand the usual treatments and medication for each of main mental ill and the effects of the intake of this medication may cause.
• Discuss the use of physical activity/exercise/sports as a supplement intervention to therapy.
• Use different ways of measuring physical activity in the mental health context


Lessons: 16 h
Private study: 12 h

  • UNIT 1: Introduction to mental health and mental disorder.
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  • UNIT 2: Mental health disorders and symptoms.
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  • UNIT 3: Recovery and treatment
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  • UNIT 4: Medication and side effects.
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  • UNIT 5: Professional intervention patterns.
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