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330.620.01
Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries

Cancelled

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
2nd term
Department:
Mental Health
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Judy Bass
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.601.01 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY or 340.751.01 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 1 or permission of instructor

Description:

Introduces mental health as an integral part of global health research, including conducting needs assessments and intervention monitoring and evaluation. Presents and critiques strategies for integrating local cultural perspectives into research models. Examines methods of adapting psychiatric assessment tools for use cross-culturally and presents challenges for developing interventions for use in low-resource contexts. Encourages use of critical and creative thinking skills throughout to discuss the issues involved in this relatively new area of study.

Methods of Assessment:

class participation, short research proposal, brief final presentation

Enrollment Restriction:

Course restricted to graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

submit a short paragraph of interest, including degree program, to instructor

For consent, contact:

jbass@jhsph.edu