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Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Introduces the basic principles and methods that guide research on the prevention of and early intervention with mental disorders and drug abuse. Includes public health interventions that operate at multiple ecological levels, including the community (e.g., mobilization, media), school (e.g., changes in classroom management and organization), family (e.g., parent training strategies), and individual (e.g., social competence strategies). Focuses on specific topics in prevention and intervention trial design, community and institutional base building, intervention theory and monitoring, and data analysis techniques and findings. Examines population-based epidemiologic and other methodological approaches from a life-course developmental perspective

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe a public health approach to the prevention and control of mental disorders and substance abuse
Apply concepts learned to the development and evaluation of preventive interventions for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities
Utilize conceptual models for the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention strategies aimed at the prevention or control of mental disorders or substance use

Methods of Assessment: Class participation (20%) and final prevention intervention research proposal (80%)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/24/2014 - Wed 11/26/2014
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate and interdivisional students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full time JHSPH degree-seeking students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM to register for this section.

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016