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War, Mental Health & Social Ruptures (Module)

Module description

  • To introduce students to key concepts and debates in psychiatry around war trauma and relevant interventions.
  • To examine mental health from an interdisciplinary angle by reviewing the publications of work in the fields of medicine, public health, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy.
  • To develop an understanding of theories of and approaches in mental health debates
  • To develop a deep understanding of historical perspectives on war and conflict
  • To develop an understanding of debates on memory and trauma in psychological sciences
  • To examine war and displacement as not only medical but also socio-political and historical matters pertinent to individual and social well being
  • To develop cross cultural approaches to experience of social ruptures
    • To critically engage with key concepts, academic debates, research approaches and relevant ethnographic studies.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information

Guntars Ermansons

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code 6SSHM004

Credit level 6

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No