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330.652.01 SEMINAR ON PROGRAM PLANNING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON DRUG ABUSE AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS II

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Pierre Alexandre
Course Instructor:

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Description:

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 analyzing the extent of a selected health problem, and the types, volume and resources allocated to mitigating the problem.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
Methods of Assessment:

Oral presentation and class participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Must be a Humphrey Fellows in drug abuse or have consent of insructor.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Students not in Humphrey Fellows Program.

For consent, contact:

pialexan@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

Course is held in departmental space.