About The Course
Welcome Message

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.

Course Description

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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

Course Time

Tue Thu   9:00 AM to 10:20 AM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, residents, public health or clinical practitioners and administrators.

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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