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Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

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: class participation (20%) and a final 10 page paper on a public health aspect of suicide research (80%)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/11/2013 - Wed 11/13/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time JHSPH students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM prior to registering for this course.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016