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330.669.11 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/11/2012 - Fri 06/15/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Peter Zandi
Course Instructors:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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Description:

Presents an overview of the epidemiology of schizophrenia and associated syndromes, affective psychosis including bipolar disorder, and autism and related syndromes. The course will assume basic knowledge of the clinical features of the syndromes, but will touch briefly on issues of assessment in the context of epidemiology. The course will include the fundamentals of descriptive epidemiology for each syndrome (prevalence, incidence, natural history); consequences of the syndromes for impairment, disability, and general health; and an assessment of risk factors for the syndromes, including a discussion of the genetic epidemiology of the syndromes.

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and/or a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required