PERSPECTIVES OF PSYCHIATRY: THE PUBLIC HEALTH FRAMEWORK Syllabus

330.601.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Adam Spira
    Paul McHugh
  • Course Learning Objectives

  • Course Description
    Describes the basic features of mental disorders using an epistemological framework that facilitates understanding in the context of public health research and practice. Includes discussion of the distinction between neurological activity and mental life, and briefly presents the historical as well as current state of knowledge of the most common psychiatric conditions. Framework includes four fundamental perspectives for understanding mental disturbances: disease, dimension, behavior, and life story, with explanation of the distinct etiopathologic nature each perspective brings to bear on the problem of defining, classifying, and measuring mental disorders.
  • Intended Audience
    Masters and doctoral students with an interest in public mental health.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on class participation and a final exam.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     In addition, students will be required to complete four in-class quizzes.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Alan Romanoski, MD, MPH
    Email: aromano1@jhmi.edu

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.