About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH DELIVERY IN THE COMMUNITY CONTEXT (330.628.01), a course offered by the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Acquaints students with mental health systems and the development of a comprehensive approach to the delivery of services to a variety of vulnerable populations living in difficult conditions in the community. Topics include a survey of the variety of current mental health services and evidence-based approaches, the impact on services of governance, organization and financing of services including a primer on Medicaid and Medicare, the link between poverty and mental health and the use of jails as mental asylums, the development of a competent workforce and an introduction to international community mental health issues. Features discussion and problem solving and involves a high degree of interaction between the participants as well as several field trips.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the components of a comprehensive and effective community mental health system
  • Analyze the governance structure of a system
  • Define and analyze the issues facing delivery of mental health services to a variety of vulnerable populations
  • Analyze a problem and the ramifications of various solutions
  • Design a model utilizing the concepts learned that effectively incorporates the most appropriate financing and service delivery approach to achieve values and goals and best address the specific issues identified

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Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

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Course Faculty
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Prerequisites

None required but 330.603.01 is recommended.

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Intended Audience

Doctoral, masters, and HHH fellows.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and a final exam or final paper.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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