A very enlightening course. This opened my eyes a lot more to what Mental health is all about and how patients with diverse mental illness struggle through their journey to healing and recovery.
This is a very interesting and eye opening course. Professor Williams explained in such a way that students like me with zero knowledge could understand and be interested. Highly recommended.
by Kathi C•
I thought Professor Williams was great. The only thing that prevented me from giving a five-star rating is that, if the course were going to be re-offered, the information should have been updated. For instance, the DSM-IV was being used at the time the course was recorded, but I have used nothing but the DSM-V.
by Jay B S•
Great course for sure. The issue is the grading! Not enough people taking it so I couldn't get my final graded! Had to take a lower grade just to close the course and get my certificate. It ended up fine but they need to figure out a better way to do this going forward.
by Jennifer S•
The information and coursework was perfect. The only negative for me was peer grading. The course was well presented and very helpful. The assignments were also very useful and helped to solidify the knowledge presented.
by Freda E•
I enjoyed the course The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness. Informational and thought provoking however I was somewhat disappointed with lack of updated course lecture information.
by Cristina G•
The course is really interesting and the teacher is very good. Maybe there are information, like some reports of the WHO or some links which don't work, that should be update.
by DomInique B•
I really like the course, all the information presentent.
I think it can be better if there was some test, because sometimes it gets too easy.
by Farouk H•
The insight gained from the course was amazing. I learnt a lot! Plus the teaching style and course content made the whole difference.
by Flordeluna G T•
It’s an awesome topic. I enjoyed the assigned readings as well it broadened my knowledge on mental health.
by ekasmayi n•
well structured and rich with information, the detailed coverage of each topic was really delightful.
by Claudia P•
I like how this course can cover a lot of topics but I don't like that know is old information
by Miquèu A•
Good quality at some tomes a bit basic but the materials and the teacher are excelent
by Lisa H•
Very informative and personal. Thanks so much
by Janai M•
great it was challenging to say the least.
by Mary A S•
by Piera A•
I really liked the content of the course. A lot of knowledge on a high level transmitted really understandable. If you don't want to achieve a certificate that course is really a five star.
Going for a certificate I was very disappointed about the way the course was evaluated. There were only assignments to submit and these were only graded by peers. That is okay in that you can sinthesize the content, but not a real feedback since it s unknown who lies behind the feedback. I would have prefered that there were as well quizzes that would really had given me a feedback about how I implemented the context itself. I belief there would also have been a possibilty to sinthesize the content as well in quizz form.
What I didn't like as well was that some of the readings were not available anymore even though students already informed the course administration.
But as I said contentwise, absolutely great!!!!
by Francesco I•
Very interesting and complete. Unfortunately, it is evident that the course topics and lectures have not been updated since at least 2014. This is a great drawback of this course because many things regarding the social context of mental health and illness have happened and changed during this years (e.g. the publication of the DSM-V).
by Jordan C•
Very long and boring videos
by Jamie V•
I appreciated the focus on mental health and mental illness, and I enjoyed learning about the history of asylums and the DSM. However, I did not learn as much as I had hoped to. The course felt more like a commentary, than actually learning about certain topics.
by amanda f•
I was distressed by how out of date much of the presented information was, and unhappy that sourced materials were unavailable because of outdated links. I would not recommend this course.