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Department: Mental Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Introduces students to the following content areas with regard to suicide: history and theories; epidemiology; etiological factors and mechanisms; clinical phenomenology and comorbid disorders; assessment of suicidal behaviors; special populations; preventive and treatment interventions; ethical issues on the conduct of research on suicidal populations.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define and discuss suicide and suicidal behaviors from a public health framework
Describe the epidemiology, etiology, mechanisms, and interventions for attempted and completed suicide
Identify the essential clinical, social and ethical issues in the conduct of suicide research

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on class participation and a final 10 page paper on a public health aspect of suicide research.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail