330.651.01 SEMINAR ON PROGRAM PLANNING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON DRUG ABUSE AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS I
Reviews the scientific, social and political issues involved in resource allocation for programs to prevent and control drug abuse and other emergent public health problems in developing countries. Examines examples of major prevention program types, such as mass media awareness programs, school-based programs, community outreach networking programs, and public treatment programs. Students make presentations on the social and political factors influencing policy and resource allocation to reducing a selected drug, health or abuse problem in their own country.
Upon successfully completing the first term of this course, students will be able to use the internet to assemble information describing the geographic, political, economic and cultural parameters which may affect the types and level of psychoactive substance abuse in a developing country. Upon completing the second term of the course students will be able to conduct a national needs assessment using country based data on the extent and patterns of substance abuse and will be able to describe the policies, regulations and public health responses to substance abuse in their country. After the third term, students will be able to develop and defend a proposal for improvement of a specific substance abuse problem in their country In each term, students practice leadership skills in presenting and defending proposals for prevention, treatment or research programs.
- Tuesday 3:30 - 5:20
- Thursday 3:30 - 5:20