330.654.01 SEMINAR ON DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM PLANNING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IV
- Mental Health
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 3:30 - 5:20pm
Discusses conceptual and policy issues related to substance abuse in the U.S., including definitions of use and dependence; social and political contexts; scientific bases for public health response; national policy alternatives; public awareness, community action, and school-based approaches to prevention; and theories of treatment. Students give presentations on the extent of substance use and abuse in developing countries, including proposals to mitigate some aspect of substance abuse. Students also prepare a paper on a current topic.
- Learning Objectives:
- use the internet to assemble information describing the geographic, political, economic and cultural parameters which may affect the types and level of psychoactive subst
- 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 resp
- 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, tre
- Methods of Assessment:
Oral presentation and class participation
- Enrollment Restriction:
Must be a Humphrey Fellows in drug abuse or have consent of instructor.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
Students not in Humphrey Fellows program.
- For consent, contact:
- Special Comments:
Course is held in departmental space.