330.628.01 Gaps and Opportunities in Public Mental Health: a Systems Approach
- Mental Health
- 2nd term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
None required but 330.603.01 is recommended.
Acquaints students with mental health systems and the development of a comprehensive approach to the delivery of services to a variety of vulnerable populations living in difficult conditions in the community. Topics include a survey of the variety of current mental health services and evidence-based approaches, the impact on services of governance, organization and financing of services including a primer on Medicaid and Medicare, the link between poverty and mental health and the use of jails as mental asylums, the development of a competent workforce and an introduction to international community mental health issues. Features discussion and problem solving and involves a high degree of interaction between the participants as well as several field trips.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define the components of a comprehensive and effective community mental health system
- Analyze the governance structure of a system
- Define and analyze the issues facing delivery of mental health services to a variety of vulnerable populations
- Analyze a problem and the ramifications of various solutions
- Design a model utilizing the concepts learned that effectively incorporates the most appropriate financing and service delivery approach to achieve values and goals and best address the specific issues identified
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class participation and a final exam or final paper.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required