Nature and Nurture of Mental Health (C8896)
15 credits, Level 6
This module introduces you to the research of nature and nurture of mental health, a highly interdisciplinary and fast-moving field.
You learn key principles as well as historical aspects of research of nature and nurture of mental health. You also explore more recent developments in this field, focusing on a broad range of mental health phenotypes across the life span.
For example, you have the opportunity to learn about nature and nurture of neurodevelopmental psychopathology (e.g. autism), common mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety), and mental ageing (e.g. dementia).
You also discuss ethical issues related to genetically informative human and animal studies of mental health.
100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Portfolio, Test)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.