Courses Details

EPID679: Epidemiology of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Mezuk, Briana (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: EPID602
  • Description: Introduces the epidemiology of psychiatric and substance use disorders. Addresses conceptual and methodological considerations in psychiatric research, descriptive and analytic epidemiology of common psychiatric and substance use disorders, and issues of classification and measurement for epidemiologic research. Students analyze epidemiologic data pertaining to psychiatric and substance use disorders.
  • Learning Objectives: Upon completing this course students will be able to: -Describe the epidemiology of the major psychiatric and substance use disorders of childhood, adulthood, and late adulthood -Understand epidemiologic methods used to assess psychiatric and substance use disorders in the community -Demonstrate the ability to critically assess epidemiologic data and scientific articles pertaining to psychiatric and substance use disorders -Demonstrate ability to obtain and analyze various epidemiologic data sources with information pertaining to psychiatric and substance use disorders -Prepare a scientific paper pertaining to epidemiology of psychiatric or substance use disorders -Improve public communication skills through class presentations and discussions