MOOC: Massive Open Online Course, by IACAPAP

Essentials of child and adolescent psychiatry across the world

IACAPAP – the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions – has released 'MOOC' (Massive Open Online Course), including twenty short video modules (about 10-15 minutes each) covering the whole area of child and adolescent mental health on an introductory level. The online course aims at students around the world, specifically nurses, community health workers, teachers, general practitioners, medical students and parents in low-income countries.

The IACAPAP MOOC allows unlimited participation and open access via the Internet and provides interactive user forums to support community interaction between students, teachers, and teaching assistants, in addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets. The MOOC will take place during a limited period (about 4-6 weeks). Students will have to watch about four to six 10-20 minutes long videos each week. Depending on the registrations, one or two cycles will be conducted each year (September and April). Videos and quizzes will be available through all year at the IACAPAP website. Lecturers come from all continents. The MOOC videos have been unveiled February 1st 2016 and are shown below. The complete course is available on the website of the Université Paris-Sud.

MOOC 1: Introduction by Bruno Falissard

MOOC 2: Normal development in child and adolescents (Naoufel Gaddour, Tunisia)

MOOC 3: Clinical assessment and examination (Olurotimi Adejumo, Nigeria)

MOOC 4: Mood disorders (David Cohen, France)

MOOC 5: Anxiety disorders and trauma (Olurotimi Adejumo, Nigeria)

MOOC 6: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Yi Zheng, China)

MOOC 7: Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorders (Yi Zheng, China)

MOOC 8: Substance abuse (Olivier Pham, France)

MOOC 9: Autism Spectrum Disorders (Petrus de Vries, South Africa)

MOOC 10: Schizophrenia (Laura Viola, Uruguay)

MOOC 11: Eating disorders (Evelyn Attia & Matthew Shear, USA)

MOOC 12: Suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (Sigita Lesinskiene, Lithuania)

MOOC 13: Intellectual disability (Nora Rodríguez Perrett, Uruguay)

MOOC 14: Associated somatic disorders (Oscar Sanchez Guerrero, Mexico)

MOOC 15: Specificities in young children (Miri Kersen, Israel/waimh)

MOOC 16: Specificities in adolescents (Savita Malhotra, India)

MOOC 17: Burden and risk factors of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders (Michael Houston, USA)

MOOC 18: Treatments in child and adolescent psychiatry (Ayesha Mian, Pakistan)

MOOC 19: Evidenced based child and adolescent psychiatry (Henrikje Klasen, Netherlands)

MOOC 20: Transcultural aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry (Marie-Rose Moro, France)

MOOC 21: Treatment planning

MOOC 22: not available

MOOC 23: Final Module: Where to go from here? (Julie Chilton, USA)