Mind Matters: A Study of Mental Health & Illness

Mind Matters: A Study of Mental Health & Illness

A-G Subject: College-preparatory Elective
CTE Sector: ​Health Science and Medical Technology | CTE Pathway: ​Behavioral and Mental Health

In this upper level health sciences course, students utilize the skills of reading, writing, mathematics, history, and lab science to explore the world of mental and behavioral health. They define mental illness, differentiate between myths and truths about mental health, and identify how the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system relates to physical, mental, and emotional health. Students have the opportunity to assess their own mental and behavioral health status, and to take on multiple roles within the healthcare system to practice preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental and behavioral illnesses. As they do so, they debate the ethics of different situations surrounding mental illness, and analyze the system-wide successes of and barriers to mental healthcare on a national and international scale.

Course Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Mind Matters: A Study of Mental Health & Illness.

You are encouraged to modify the curriculum to meet the needs of your students! You can download any curriculum resource onto your computer or "copy" any document onto your own personal Google Drive off of the course's public Google Folder. To contribute to this collection of course materials, please email your versions of any documents to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed by 2016-17 UCCI Course Resources Development Grantee, Deborah Meltvedt, Medical Science Teacher at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School, Sacramento City USD.

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