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330.656.01 Field Visits in Drug Abuse and Health Program Planning.

Mental Health
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 3:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pierre Alexandre
Course Instructor:
  • Pierre Alexandre

Students visit local, state and federal agencies and programs engaged in health and drug abuse risk factor/reduction through prevention, treatment, research and policy implementation programs. Visits are intended to deepen understanding of the array of program models for the prevention and control of public health and drug abuse risk factors that exist in the U.S.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. use the internet to assemble information describing the geographic, political, economic and cultural parameters which may affect the types and level of psychoactive substance abuse in a developing country
  2. conduct a national needs assessment using country based data on the extent and patterns of substance abuse and will be able to describe the policies, regulations and public health responses to substance abuse in their country
  3. develop and defend a proposal for improvement of a specific substance abuse problem in their country In each term, students practice leadership skills in presenting and defending proposals for prevention, treatment or research programs
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a comparative analysis of two modes of treatment or prevention

Enrollment Restriction:

Must be a Humphrey Fellow in Drug Abuse or have consent of instructor

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required of undergraduates

For consent, contact: