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330.854.81 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH FOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS

Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Ramin Mojtabai
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces social workers, psychiatrists and psychiatric residents and other mental health professionals to public mental health topics that are of most interest to this audience.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
discuss basic research designs in epidemiology, including time-space, case control and cohort designs and the main study designs and methods used to investigate genetic epidemiology of mental disorders and recent findings in this area
discuss the history of evidence-based practice in psychiatry and psychology and distinguish between efficacy and effectiveness studies as well as translational research and dissemination
describe the origins and the development of the consumer movement in community mental health
discuss financing of mental health services and the basics of cost analysis and cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit analysis
describe the phenomenon of drug craving and its relationship to substance disorders
discuss the theoretic underpinnings of the Integrated-Family Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as applied to individuals with substance disorders and HIV risk groups
discuss the history and aims of pharmaco-epidemiology of psychiatric medications and recent developments in prescription of antidepressant medications

Methods of Assessment: Final paper
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: None
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

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

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail