Suicide As a Public Health Problem
- 4th term
- Mental Health
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Suicide is a major public health problem as over 40,000 people in the Unites States die by suicide each year (over 1 million worldwide). This course will introduce students to various content areas with regard to suicide.
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.
- Learning Objectives:
- Define and discuss suicide and suicidal behaviors from a public health framework
- Describe the epidemiology, etiology, 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.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required