About this course
This module on Depression provides a deeper understanding into Depression as a mental health condition. It provides learners with the knowledge to identify signs and symptoms of Depression. Risk factors and possible causes of Depression are also discussed in this course to help learners identify risks associated with Depression so that these risks can be managed to prevent Depression. Management and treatment of Depression are also covered in this course.
Participants who have completed the graded quizzes and obtained a passing score of 50% will be eligible for Certificate of Participation. The download link to the Certificate will be available under the Progress Tab in the course site.
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Course Access Period
Please note that this is an online self-paced asynchronous course where learners will be granted two months of access from the enrolment date. Do also note that the course tile may take up to 48 hours to show up on your dashboard after purchase, and your access will start after it has been made accessible.
What you will learn
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain what depression is and identify its signs and symptoms
- Explain possible causes and risk factors of depression and how to prevent depression
- Describe the management and treatment of Depression
Prof Kua Ee Heok
Professor Kua Ee Heok is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the National University Hospital and Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at National University of Singapore (NUS). He was trained as a doctor at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and received his training in Psychiatry at Oxford University and Geriatric Psychiatry at Harvard University. His research interests are ageing, depression, and psychotherapy.
In addition ... he has written 270 research papers on subjects ranging from ageing to addiction, along with 23 books on psychiatry, dementia, depression, and stress. He leads the NUS Age Well Everyday (AWE) programme that has now been extended to six community centres in Queenstown, Eunos, Tampines Changkat, Bishan North, Hougang and Chong Pang. A member of the WHO Research Team for the Global Study of Dementia, he was previously Head, Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS, and CEO and Medical Director at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. He is Editor-in-Chief (with Professor Norman Sartorius) of a new series of textbooks on 'Mental Health and Illness Worldwide' to be published by Springer Nature 2017.
A/Prof Rathi Mahendran
She was awarded Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) in 2013. Her research interests include depression, ageing, and psycho-oncology.
A/Prof Goh Lee Gan
A/Prof Goh is ... a Past President of the College of Family Physicians Singapore, and Past Regional Vice President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors. He has 60 publications cited in the PubMed literature on Family Medicine and Public Health. Together with Prof Kua and several other colleagues in the Department of Psychological Medicine, they developed the NUS Age Well Everyday (AWE) programme in 2015 and piloted in Queenstown Community Centre. The programme has now been extended to six community centres in Singapore namely, Queenstown, Eunos, Tampines Changkat, Bishan North, Hougang and Chong Pang as of 2019.