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Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces public health responses to health problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other psychoactive drugs. Examines the uses of public health data as a basis for public health policy, the selection of target populations, location of prevention and treatment programs, and the evaluation of program efficacy and effectiveness. Speakers present representative programs for prevention and control of ATOD public health problems.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon completion of the course students will be able to conduct a needs assessment using epidemiological information and statistics describing the drug abuse prevention, treatment and control service system infrastructure. Students will be able to describe the current policy options for regulation of drug availability and other public health responses to substance abuse

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on exercises and the review and oral and written defense of a policy review or program evaluation question.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required of undergraduates

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Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Course is held in departmental space.