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Prevention Research in Mental Health

Summer Inst. term
Mental Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Mon 05/30/2022 - Fri 06/17/2022
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Tamar Mendelson
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Introduces the basic principles and methods that guide research on the prevention of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental disorders. Focuses on specific topics in prevention trial design, including multistage sampling and assessment methods, community and institutional base building, intervention theory and monitoring, and data analysis techniques and findings. Examines developmental epidemiologic and other methodologic approaches from a life-course perspective.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe a public health approach to the prevention of mental disorders and substance abuse,
  2. Apply concepts learned to the development and evaluation of preventive interventions for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities,
  3. Develop skills in utilizing conceptual models for the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention strategies aimed at the prevention of mental disorders or substance abuse.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Knowledge of basic epidemiologic and developmental principles is helpful in interpreting the research presented.