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Department: Mental Health
Term: 4th 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: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail