330.603.01 PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
Presents the epidemiology of childhood mental disorders and late life dementias, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other disturbances of brain function and mental life. Examines operational case definitions, measurement techniques, and sampling strategies to enhance field surveys and risk factor research. Intended for clinical or public health practitioners and administrators acquainted with these illnesses, and specialists in other fields.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Define the various elements of the field of psychiatric epidemiology and how these delineate the borders of the field 2. Define methodological and conceptual issues that are especially important for psychiatric epidemiology as distinct from other substantive areas of epidemiology 3. Demonstrate knowledge of the descriptive epidemiology of the major mental disorders: prevalence, incidence, and natural history 4. Demonstrate an understanding of the most important genetic and environmental risk factors for the major mental disorders 5. Describe the gaps in knowledge, as well as future needs and trends, in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Monday 1:30 - 2:50
- Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
330.617.01—The Public Health Approach to Psychopathology; or 330.601.81--The Perspectives of Psychiatry—the Public Health Framework. Those with a clinical background in psychiatry, psychology, or social work are exempted from this requirement. And 340.601.01 Principles of Epidemiology; or 340.751.01 Epidemiologic Methods; or another prior or concurrent course in epidemiology, approved by the instructor.