Sociology of Mental Health
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Health Science, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module will introduce students to sociological concepts and theories pertaining to the field of mental health. It will critically explore issues such as stigma and labeling, the psychiatric professions, the organisation of mental health care, and the influence of culture, class, gender and ethnicity on mental health. It will foster a critical sociological imagination which will assist mental health nurses to both ask appropriate questions and reflect upon relevant factors relating to the care of individual whether in an institution or in the community
1. Critically analyse sociology as a vehicle for understanding mental health
2. Critically evaluate the issues relating to the psychiatric professions and institutional and community care
3. Critically discuss the concepts of self, identity, stigma and labelling
4. Critically review the impact of culture, class, gender and ethnicity on mental health
5. Critically appraise current debates in mental health
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.