19.679 Psychiatric Diseases and Work

Psychiatric Diseases and Work

Course Details
Min Credits 1.5
Max Credits 1.5
Course ID 34724
Status Active

This course will explore the relationships between mental health and psychiatric diseases and working life. Both the impacts of mental illness on work, as well as the effects of work and the work environment on mental health will be covered. By the end of the semester, students will understand: basic psychiatric terminology, and the different psychiatric syndromes in relation to their clinical symptomatology and long term prognoses; how to assess those syndromes using epidemiologic screening tools;p and the current state of the art on the impact of working conditions on mental diseases and mental health, and the impact of these on working life.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 19.575 Intro Biostat & Epidemiology.