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330.659.89
Current Issues in Military Mental Health

Location:
Internet
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Department:
Mental Health
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Dates:
Tue 05/28/2019 - Wed 06/12/2019
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Remington Nevin
Contact:
Remington Nevin
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only
Resources:
Description:

Explores issues in mental health affecting U.S. military personnel and veterans over more than a decade of war. Presents an overview of the epidemiology of mental disorders and suicide within military populations. Critically reviews existing epidemiological studies and the current military psychiatric epidemiology literature. Introduces military mental health data systems used for surveillance and research. Discusses challenges in prevention and service delivery. Explores the significance of traumatic brain injury. Reviews evolving practices in deployment mental health screening. Addresses controversial topics including the practice of polypsychopharmacy, multiple deployments, recruitment, retention, and separation policies, and the role of the all-volunteer force. Examines current issues in the care of military veterans, including homelessness, suicide, and substance abuse.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe major recent trends in the epidemiology of mental disorders and suicide within the U.S. military,
  2. Evaluate strengths and limitations of military mental health data used for surveillance and research,
  3. Explain the role of military exposures in the etiology of certain mental disorders,
  4. Identify current challenges in mental health prevention and service delivery among military personnel and veterans,
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 80% Quizzes
  • 20% Participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required