330.641.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of the course students will be able to conduct a needs assessment using epidemiological information and statistics describing the drug abuse prevention, treatment and control service system infrastructure. Students will be able to describe the current policy options for regulation of drug availability and other public health responses to substance abuse
  • Course Description

    Introduces public health responses to health problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other psychoactive drugs. Examines the uses of public health data as a basis for public health policy, the selection of target populations, location of prevention and treatment programs, and the evaluation of program efficacy and effectiveness. Speakers present representative programs for prevention and control of ATOD public health problems.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on exercises and the review and oral and written defense of a policy review or program evaluation question.

    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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.