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330.601.01 PERSPECTIVES OF PSYCHIATRY: THE PUBLIC HEALTH FRAMEWORK

Cancelled

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Adam Spira
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Describes the basic features of mental disorders using an epistemological framework that facilitates understanding in the context of public health research and practice. Includes discussion of the distinction between neurological activity and mental life, and briefly presents the historical as well as current state of knowledge of the most common psychiatric conditions. Framework includes four fundamental perspectives for understanding mental disturbances: disease, dimension, behavior, and life story, with explanation of the distinct etiopathologic nature each perspective brings to bear on the problem of defining, classifying, and measuring mental disorders.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

For consent, contact:

aspira@jhsph.edu