Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SUICIDE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM (330.674.01), a course offered by the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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; ethical issues on the conduct of research on suicidal populations.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define and discuss suicide and suicidal behaviors from a public health framework
- Describe the epidemiology, etiology, mechanisms, and interventions for attempted and completed suicide
- Identify the essential clinical, social and ethical issues in the conduct of suicide research
Tue Thu 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM
Graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, residents, public health or clinical practitioners and administrators.
Grading Policy: Student evaluation is based on class participation and a final 10 page paper on a public health aspect of suicide research.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade