Suicide Prevention: Problem Solving Seminar
- 3rd term
- Mental Health
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Suicide is a complex public health problem requiring a coordinated and comprehensive approach.
Explores the history, frameworks, and theories; epidemiology, etiological factors, and mechanisms of suicide as well as national and local suicide data sources; policy and preventive interventions; high-risk populations; common barriers and challenges to implementing and sustaining suicide prevention. Examines systems-level methods for preventing suicide. Considers interprofessional team approaches for developing strategic plans for suicide prevention.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe patterns, trends, and contributors to suicide within the U.S. and globally
- Critically assess available programs and policies for addressing suicide in the U.S.
- Explain the limitations of surveillance data and national surveys in assessing, monitoring and evaluating policies and programs to prevent suicide
- Develop a strategic plan for suicide prevention
- Propose an interprofessional approach for addressing the substantial barriers to suicide prevention due to infrastructure, resources, politics, stigma and access to services
- Design a systems-level intervention to prevent suicide
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 15% Participation
- 85% Written Assignment(s)
- Enrollment Restriction:
DrPH students and Bloomberg fellows in the violence focus area in the MPH program
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required