About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MENTAL HEALTH IN LATER LIFE (330.618.01), a course offered by the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Contrasts the definition, diagnosis, risk factors, natural history, functional implication, and settings of care for the major mental disturbances of late life, identifying gaps in knowledge and research approaches to fill them. Emphasizes measurement issues as applied to the older adult.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Classify the major mental disorders of late life and contrast the presentation of the major mental disorders of late life with presentation among younger persons
  • Describe the concepts of successful aging, wisdom, and quality of life as related to life transitions and mental status
  • Name the chief risk and protective factors associated with each of the major mental disorders of late life and factors associated with optimal mental functioning
  • Describe methods used to evaluate mental health in late life in epidemiologic surveys and the methodologic issues involved in research on elderly
  • Identify gaps in discuss of aging and mental health and the research approaches to fill these gaps
  • Differentiate the problems and opportunities inherent in the treatment settings in which older adults receive care for major mental disorders of late life and, Apply concepts to the development and evaluation of preventive interv

Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Graduate students interested in Aging

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

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

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

George Rebok, Ph.D.
E-mail: grebok@jhsph.edu