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Section
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Term
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EPID 850 — Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health and Illness
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Delva,Jorge; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 1.5

Selected advanced topics including problems of diagnosing psychopathology through community surveys, psychosocial predictors of mental illness, primary prevention and coping with undesirable life events. This seminar brings together a multidisciplinary set of faculty and students from sociology, psychology, health behavior and health education, psychiatry, and epidemiology to present and discuss recent research on the social and psychological sources of mental and physical health. Substantively, the seminar will focus on the role of psychosocial and social structural factors in the etiology and course of health and illness, including the study of life events, chronic role strains, resources for adapting to potential stressors, and the actual process of coping and adaptation. The application of social epidemiology to problems of service utilization may also be considered.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

 
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