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Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. This course explores the connection between depressive symptomatology and foundational brain structure, brain chemistry, hormonal and genetic components. Students will understand how depression looks different at different life stages and differentiate between mild to severe conditions. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), one of the most effective evidence-based treatments, will be explored and applied in treating depression and reducing risk of suicidal ideation and behaviour.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
The registration fee for this course is $899.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.