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Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd 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:
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
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
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: 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: 5
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