Free course

Exploring depression

Free statement of participation on completion

This free advanced level course, Exploring depression, serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health. Focusing on depression, you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis, causes and interventions. You will also begin to explore theoretical models, biological and psychological explanations, and look at a range of pharmacological and psychological therapies for depression.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand depression from biopsychosocial perspectives
  • discuss contemporary issues in mental health science related to depression
  • recognise different lines of evidence and appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of current knowledge in the study of mental health science.