EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MAJOR MENTAL DISORDERS Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: to be added later
Presents an overview of the epidemiology of schizophrenia and associated syndromes, affective psychosis including bipolar disorder, and autism and related syndromes. Assumes basic knowledge of the clinical features of the syndromes, but will touch briefly on issues of assessment in the context of epidemiology. Includes the fundamentals of descriptive epidemiology for each syndrome (prevalence, incidence, natural history); consequences of the syndromes for impairment, disability, and general health; and an assessment of risk factors for the syndromes, including a discussion of the genetic epidemiology of the syndromes.
Working professionals or students interested in the epidemiology of specific disorder types, the implementation and evaluation of population mental health services, or the measurement and statistical issues that commonly arise when studying mental health.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and/or a final exam.
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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