FIELD VISITS IN DRUG ABUSE AND HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING. Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: Identify and describe exemplars of types of public health prevention and treatment programs current in the USA; Perform a critical review of current social, medical and psychological literature reporting evaluations of program effectiveness; Prepare a project proposal which includes an introduction, statement of problem and literature review for funding a treatment or prevention program taking into account their own country’s context.
Students visit local, state and federal agencies and programs engaged in health and drug abuse risk factor/reduction through prevention, treatment, research and policy implementation programs. Visits are intended to deepen understanding of the array of program models for the prevention and control of public health and drug abuse risk factors that exist in the U.S.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a comparative analysis of two modes of treatment or prevention.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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