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330.654.01 Seminar On Drug Abuse Program Planning in Developing Countries IV


Mental Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pierre Alexandre
Course Instructor:
  • Pierre Alexandre

Discusses conceptual and policy issues related to substance abuse in the U.S., including definitions of use and dependence; social and political contexts; scientific bases for public health response; national policy alternatives; public awareness, community action, and school-based approaches to prevention; and theories of treatment. Students give presentations on the extent of substance use and abuse in developing countries, including proposals to mitigate some aspect of substance abuse. Students also prepare a paper on a current topic.

Methods of Assessment:

Oral presentation and class participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Must be a Humphrey Fellows in drug abuse or have consent of instructor.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Students not in Humphrey Fellows program.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Course is held in departmental space.