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330.854.81 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH FOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS

Cancelled

Department: Mental Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Ramin Mojtabai
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
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