School of Public Health

EPI 546 PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY

EPI 546 Psychiatric Epidemiology (3)

Using epidemiological methods to study mental illness. Topics include contributions of mental illness to global disease burden; major population-based studies of mental illness; measurement of psychopathology; culture and mental illness; role of neurodevelopment, genetics, social and physical environment in etiology of mental disorders; mental health services research. Prerequisite: either EPI 511, EPI 512, HSERV 591, or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with PBSCI 546.

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This course is not offered during the current quarter. For more info, please see the Epidemiology Course Planning Sheet at the link below.
For a complete listing of Epidemiology courses, their elective categories, and when they are typically offered, please see the Epidemiology Course Planning Sheet

Additional Course Details

Using epidemiological methods to study mental illness.    

Topics Covered

  • Contributions of mental illness to global disease burden
  • Major population-based studies of mental illness
  • Measurement of psychopathology
  • Culture and mental illness
  • Role of neurodevelopment
  • Genetics, social and physical environment in etiology of mental disorders
  • Mental health services research

Learning Objectives

Articulate and apply appropriate epidemiologic methods toward research questions of etiology of and interventions for mental health problems in populations.

Course Format    

Discussion of public mental health research topics.    

How You Are Evaluated

Your grade is based on participation in class discussion, contribution to class projects, and submission of a well-written term paper.    

Conrtact the Instructors

Ann Vander Stoep (annv@uw.edu), (206) 543-1538

Isaac Rhew (rhew@uw.edu)