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Department: Mental Health
Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Pierre Alexandre
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Students visit local, state and federal agencies and programs engaged in health and drug abuse risk factor/reduction through prevention, treatment, research and policy implementation programs. Visits are intended to deepen understanding of the array of program models for the prevention and control of public health and drug abuse risk factors that exist in the U.S.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe exemplars of types of public health prevention and treatment programs current in the USA
Perform a critical review of current social, medical and psychological literature reporting evaluations of program effectiveness
Prepare a project proposal which includes an introduction, statement of problem and literature review for funding a treatment or prevention program taking into account their own country’s context

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a comparative analysis of two modes of treatment or prevention.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Enrollment Restriction: Must be a Humphrey Fellow in Drug Abuse or have consent of instructor.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required of undergraduates.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Friday TBA