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330.818.11 SS/R: Analysis of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Epidemiological Survey Data

Mental Health
Summer Inst. term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Mon 06/18/2012 - Tue 06/19/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu,  8:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Silvia Martins
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Basic Proficiency in biostatistics and epidemiology, or consent of instructor


Introduces students to some basic and advanced epidemiological research methods that are required for correct estimation of prevalence, confidence intervals, measures of association, and statistical significance tests, when the source of data is a complex multi-stage field survey. Presents and discusses examples of applied research using data from large psychiatric epidemiologic surveys. Students learn how to indentify appropriate data sources and approaches to analyzing these data as well as potential limitations associated with the use of these data. Discusses the utility of surveys in informing and assessing mental health and substance abuse policy.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. conduct simple analysis of public access survey datasets
  2. find datasets for analysis related to their specific interests
  3. assess potential strengths and limitations of analysis based on survey data
Methods of Assessment:

class participation and take home exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required