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330.660.01 SEMINAR ON METHODS IN PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Patty Scott
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

340.601-604; 140.621-624; or consent of instructor

Description:

Targets the development of effective research strategies in public mental health, including the identification of research questions, study design, and analytic approaches. Discusses important epidemiologic studies of major psychiatric disorders, such as sample selection, measurement, and analytic strategies. Reviews strengths and weaknesses of these studies and considers recent advances in epidemiologic and statistical methods as alternative approaches for addressing research questions. Also discusses advantages and disadvantages of longitudinal, cross-sectional, and multistage research designs.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on written critiques of selected research studies and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required