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  1. Introduction to advocacy in health policy
  2. Philosophy and principles of advocacy in health policy
  3. Types of advocacy
  4. Development and use of advocacy tools
  5. Strategies for advocacy in health policy
  6. Developing monitoring and evaluation tools in advocacy
  7. Evaluating advocacy for health policy
  8. Partnerships in advocacy for health policy

  1. Introduction to public policy (concepts and types)and the actors in policy making
  2. Contextual factors that affect policy and the process of policy making
  3. Power and: the policy process; as a decision-making and non-decision making tool; as thought control; and political systems.
  4. Government and Policy Process
  5. Health policy framework: context, process and actors
  6. Importance of public health policy and the health policy triangle
  7. Influence of private sector on public and health policy
  8. Health policy change under crisis
  9. Theories and models of decision making (analysis vs decision making) and policy implementation
  10. Approaches to policy implementation ("op-down‟ and "bottom-up‟ perspectives, beyond „top-down‟ and „bottom-up‟, Principal–agent theory, challenges of implementation)
  11. The policy sub-system or advocacy coalition framework
  12. Evaluating health policies

  1. Introduction to research, outline of a research proposal, selection of research topics, problem articulation and formulation of objectives.
  2. Literature review, bibliography and referencing.
  3. Research designs: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and mixed methods study.
  4. Sample size determination, methods of data collection: quantitative, qualitative methods.
  5. Ethical issues in Medical research
  6. Conduct of surveys, data management, analysis and presentation of results, discussion of results and report writing.
  7. Introduction to qualitative methods
  8. Qualitative interviewing, Focus groups, Observational methods, Secondary data analysis: documents and archives
  9. Organizing and Coding Data and NVivo workshop

  1. Epidemiology – Definitions, Origins, Basic Concepts and Use/ Application
  2. Cause and Effect in Epidemiology
  3. Disease prevalence and incidence measures of association
  4. Interpretation of a measure in epidemiology
  5. Epidemiological basis of disease causation and control
  6. Epidemiological study designs
  7. Introduction, definitions, descriptive statistics
  8. Summary of simple data sets using appropriate diagrammatic methods and appropriate summary statistics
  9. Population and sample, population parameters and sample statistics and sampling variability.
  10. Hypothesis testing, statistical testing and confidence interval estimation

Course Content

1. Cosmopolitanism, nationalism, distributive justice, consequentialism, deontology and human rights theory.

2. Use of theoretical normative approaches to analyse a range of global health challenges.

3. Development and evolution of global health law

4. International law impacts on a range of global health issues.

5. International Health Regulations (IHR)

6. Fragility of human condition in conflict, epidemic and disaster setting and law

7. Humanitarian services ethics action must now respond to increasingly complex crises.

8. Human rights frameworks against the backdrop of health injustice, vulnerable populations and the demand that humanitarian actors undertake roles in truth, peace, reconciliation and justice efforts.

9. Universal Human Rights, Health Rights

10. Ethics or research in developing counties

11. Ethics of research partnership

Course Content

1. Emerging infectious disease model for the 21st century (the who, what, when where and why)

2. Critical factors for disease emergence/re-emergence and prevention and control

3. Pathogens of pandemic potential and pathogens of critical regional importance

4. Antimicrobial resistance

5. Pathogens of critical regional/global importance (Ebola, MERS, Zika)

6. Pathogens of bioterrorism potential

7. The Big three (Tuberculosis, HIV, Malaria)

8. Global governance and public health preparedness and response

9. Geopolitical challenges for infectious disease prevention and control (Polio, HIV, other emerging infections and climate change) (core)

10. Vector borne disease prevention and control (optional)

11. Introduction to the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases: introduction and overview.

12. Socio-economic inequalities in health(optional)

13. NCD burden of Disease (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cancer epidemiology, asthma, snakebite, podoconiosis)

14. Emerging issues and ongoing challenges of non-communicable diseases.

15. NCD prevention and control.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to theoretical perspectives on gender and health

  2. Health implications of gender relations in global contexts

  3. Description of concepts of gender based violence (Intimate partner, domestic, obstetric etc)

  4. Child abuse and its implication on health

  5. Relationship and challenges of gender and reproduction

  6. The effect of conflict and migration on gender and health

Course Content

  1. Introduction to nutrition and health

  2. Major classes of nutrients, their sources and the manifestations of micronutrient and macronutrient deficiency states

  3. Malnutrition as a public health problem, criteria for diagnosis of under nutrition and over nutrition; Specific deficiency diseases,

  4. Infant feeding, Types, Causes and Management of malnutrition

  5. Nutritional Surveillance; Interaction between malnutrition and infection

  6. Nutritional requirements during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence

  7. Nutritional problems of the vulnerable groups, nutrition during emergencies;

  8. Applied nutrition programme and nutrition education, community nutrition programmes.

Course Content

1. Introduction to basic GIS

2. Overview of basic mathematical modelling

3. The process of decision analysis

4. The process and conduct of meta-analysis

5. Description of cost effectiveness/ cost Utility/cost minimization analysis

6. The process and conduct of manuscript writing

  1. Introduction to health services’ management, healthcare and health services
  2. Planning and implementation of health programmes.
  3. Evaluation of health programmes (types, steps).
  4. The spectrum of Quality Management.
  5. Introduction and options to healthcare financing.
  6. Methods of funding for health.
  7. Paying healthcare providers.
  8. Introduction to economic evaluation in healthcare.

  1. Overview of vaccine preventable infections. The impact on the community. Immunization programmes.
  2. Infection control guidelines. Misuse of antibiotics. Infectious disease exposures and outbreaks. Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection.
  3. Food safety in childcare settings and schools. Daycare centers and disease transmission.

  1. Burden of NCDs. Diagnostic and treatment challenges of childhood NCDs in a low resource setting.
  2. Primary prevention: unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, tobacco, alcohol abuse, pre-marital screening. Secondary prevention: Newborn screening, diagnosis and treatment, educational campaign. Tertiary prevention: grassroots community development approach, the value of international cooperation.
  3. Control and prevention of common NCDs: Sickle cell disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, Asthma

  1. Definition and types of Leadership Skills
  2. Core Leadership disciplines of personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, systems thinking and team learning.
  3. Promoting institutional (community) change through analysis of critical constraints, (establishing strategic objectives and key moves and developing a learning organization for program implementation and management in maternal and child health
  4. Managing the health team.

  1. Overview of STIs. Environmental determinants of STIs. Classification and detection of bacteria related to the reproductive tract. Classification and detection of viruses related to the reproductive tract. Treatment modalities of STIs. Preventive measures in STIs.
  2. Epidemiology of HIV/AIDs
  3. Overview of Mother to child transmission of HIV and Strategies for PMTCT

  1. Health Policies. Health Care Law. Legal Considerations in cases of Rape, Incest, Abortion, adoption, Spousal abuse
  2. Maternal-Child health Health and the Constitution, Historical background. Women‟s right issues. Women‟s health issues. Sexuality education.
  3. Group empowerment. Responsible parenthood. Gender Violence. . Skills acquisition. Counseling skills.
  4. Child rights, Adoption and foster care, Ethical issues in relation to neglect, maltreatment, abuse and addiction,
  5. Palliative and end of life issues, Decision making in extreme situations (continuation, withholding or withdrawing life support measures), Ethical regulations governing research and medical interventions involving children.

  1. Preconceptional nutrition interventions for adolescent.
  2. Nutrition in pregnancy and postpartum including fetal nutrition
  3. Nutritional needs of healthy infants and children.
  4. Breast Feeding/Complimentary feeding (Formula Feeding and weaning practices).
  5. Malnutrition in children and Adolescents(severe acute malnutrition, maternal, child and adolescents overweight and obesity.
  6. Micronutrients nutrition and deficiencies.
  7. Introduction to nutrition education and counselling for individuals and community
  8. Introduction to population nutrition intervention strategies. Healthy eating and physical activity

  1. Overview of maternal morbidity and mortality Causes of maternal mortality in Africa. Strategies for preventing maternal mortality in Africa. Maternal morbidity with emphasis on VVF/RVF and strategies for its prevention.
  2. The concept and challenges of MDGs and SDGs
  3. Perinatal care in low income settings.
  4. Care of the normal newborn.
  5. Why our newborns die : Infections in the newborn, Jaundice, Respiratory problems in newborns, Low birth weight deliveries, Large for date infants.

  1. Issues in Nursing
  2. Evidence Based Nursing (EBN)
  3. Assertiveness in Nursing
  4. Therapeutic Communication Techniques – Listening, Silence, Restating, Reflection, Clarification, Focusing, Broad opening, Humor, Informing, etc.
  5. Critical thinking
  6. Decision making process
  7. New technologies in nursing care
  8. Concepts in Community Health Nursing
  9. Child Survival Strategies - Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses. Immunization
  10. Life saving Skills and Emergency Obstetric Care
  11. Infant Feeding – Exclusive Breast Feeding, etc
  12. Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT)
  13. New Trends in Tuberculosis and Leprosy (TBL) Management
  14. Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation and harmful traditional practices
  15. Occupational Health
  16. Environmental Health
  17. Community Based Care, Case Management, Contact Tracing, Home Visit
  18. Advocacy, Community Participation and Mobilization
  19. Application of Nursing Process in Community Nursing

Basic concept of evaluation; test item for collection of a specific programme evaluation, methods and techniques of evaluation, evaluation instruments. Nursing auditing and problem associated with evaluation. Evaluation focus on goal attainment and system models: evaluation of programme appropriateness, political decisions, adequacy, effectiveness, efficiency and side effects.

Relationship of the environment and human health. Water supply, water contamination, water treatment/purification, water pollution and water related diseases. Air hygiene and air pollution, Environmental sanitation, waste disposal, housing and housing standards, food hygiene, port health services. Selected environmentally induced diseases. Concept and principles of occupational health. The work environment, the interaction between work and health. Functions of an occupational health services; selected occupational hazards and there prevention and control. Regulations and control of occupational health programmes; Factory laws, workman compensation laws, labour laws, public health laws.

Information education communication and behaviour change communication.

Ways of promoting healthy life style, strategies for effective health education. Health belief model and promotion of health through: nutritional education; Food taboos and harmful cultural practices.

Nature and scope of health education, principles and methods of health education, patient education and counseling. Community education and mobilization.

The nature of community health nursing; Processes of community health programmes, community health diagnosis; concepts of epidemiology; principle of causality, determinants of health and diseases; principles and practice of disease control, immunization, school health programme, health education, community health nutrition and assessment, Disaster nursing, International health. Monitoring and evaluation of community health programmes.

  1. Issues in health financing are explored .Annual budget, allocation of funds, health insurance and decision making in budgetary process .
  2. Quality control ,financial/management audit, evaluation process in management, hospital economy ,management of material and financial resources.

  1. The course would prepare the individuals become responsible for the combination of nursing science, computer science and information science.
  2. The course would help bring system information, nursing knowledge and data into the nursing field.
  3. Mastery of nursing informatics would provide a nurse with responsibility for translating the needs of patients and staff into computer programs, so that the technical support can understand and enhance the productivity of nursing care.
  4. An additional knowledge that can benefit the nursing practice in speciality areas can be viewed as innovation in nursing.

  1. Assists the students to develop the concept of primary health care and the role of the nurse practitioner.
  2. Opportunities will be offered to develop competence in interviewing, history taking, physical assessment, problem formation and decision making with the individual patients.
  3. Concept of primary health care and primary health practice. Primary health care practice and its relationship to legal issues in the delivery of health care.

  1. inductive and deductive approaches to theory building and construction, conceptual framework and model, 
  2. building, the status, trends and factors affecting disposal of current issues in nursing.
  3. Major theories affecting man and health, Holism, Naturalism, pragmatism, optimum health, health illness continuum, quality assurance, evidence base practice.
  4. The applications of nursing process to selected nursing situation and
  5. critical analyses of the nursing process in the community

  1. Emerging concerns in nutrition and health

  2. Dietary factors in the aetiology of chronic diseases

  3. Healthy eating reconmmendations

  4. Dietary reference values for general population

  5. Nutrition care and support processes

  6. Effect of nutritional status on metabolism and the development of disease.

  7. Severe acute malnutrition.

  8. Metabolic response to starvation, injury and sepsis and how disease modifies nutrient requirements.

  9. Nutrition and relevance to disorders of the immune system.

  10. Overnutrition and the etiology of obesity and linked complications.

  1. Protein and energy interaction;

  2. interaction of protein and energy with other nutrients;

  3. interaction involving dietary phytate and inositol phosphates;

  4. mineral- mineral interaction;

  5. nutrient antagonisms and enhancers;

  6. factors influencing bio-availability of nutrients.

  7. Interaction between drug component and nutrients

  8. in food for successful dietary management of diseases.

  1. Structure, chemistry, properties and interactions of food constituents, nutrient-drug interaction, effects of these interactions on nutrient availability in food;

  2. Health and consumer issues related additives, pesticide residues, contaminants, carcinogens, drugs/hormones, and nutrient supplements in relation to content on natural and synthetic chemicals.

  3. Environmental factors affecting nutrient stability in food products.

  4. Food additives.

  5. Food borne disease.

  6. Food safety,

  7. Good Manufacturing Practices,

  1. Detail examination of the chemistry and function of vitamins and minerals;

  2. Classification of vitamins and minerals; their sources in the diet; absorption, and metabolism of vitamins and minerals;

  3. deficiency or toxicity symptoms;

  4. recommended and estimated safe and adequate levels of dietary intakes;

  5. mineral balance.

  1. Drivers of food choice

  2. Factors affecting food intake; appetite, hunger, satiety.

  3. Role of gut sensation, motility and secretion, and hormones/mediators in influencing appetite and nutrient intake, hunger-satiety cycle.

  4. Principle of intestinal failure and the importance of preventing refeeding syndrome.

  5. Psychological factors controlling satiety, motility disorders.

  6. Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia etc): Causes, consequences and treatment of eating disorders.

  1. Food production and the environment

  2. Concepts and discourses of community food security,

  3. food sovereignty, food justice, and agricultural sustainability from local, regional, and international perspectives.

  4. Ecological, economic and socio-cultural systems and food security in both developed and developing countries.

  5. Food and nutritional security, Strategic goals of food security and nutrition.

  6. Food and nutritional security in emergencies, rapid urbanization etc.

  1. Definitions of epidemiology;

  2. epidemiological concepts and models;

  3. uses and pitfalls of epidemiology in food and nutrition;

  4. research designs in epidemiological studies; outcome and exposure variables; biochemical markers, etc.

  5. Development of the science of epidemiology and uses of epidemiology.

  6. Tools of Epidemiology.

  7. Measures of morbidity and risks.

  8. Measures of Mortality.

  9. Standardization of rates.

  10. Sources of health information and health management information systems.

  11. Indices to assess the health status of a population.

  12. Causality and confounders.

  13. Infectious disease Epidemiology.

  14. Screening, investigation and management of epidemics

  1. Definition, objectives and goals of nutrition education;

  2. methods in nutrition education;

  3. nutrition education and communication strategies for different groups and settings;

  4. nutrition information, education and communication strategies;

  5. social marketing;

  6. computer- mediated technology for nutrition education;

  7. programme planning implementation and evaluation.

  1. Methods used in nutrition assessment: anthropometry, biochemical, clinical and dietary intake assessment, vital statistics-mortality and morbidity rates, ecological factors, etc.

  2. growth monitoring and promotion (including use of mid-upper arm circumference-MUAC tape).

  3. Determinants of the nutritional status of a community;

  4. nutrition intervention programmes;

  5. sustainability of community nutrition intervention programmes;

  6. programme planning, implementation and evaluation.

  1. Macro and Micronutrients

  2. Digestion Absorption and Transport of Nutrients

  3. Roles of enzymes, co-factors and vitamins in human metabolism.

  4. Overview of the metabolism of amino acids, lipids and carbohydrates

  5. Factors affecting nutrients bioavailability

  6. Homeostasis and the control of nutrient metabolism.

  7. Anti-oxidants and their role in health.

  8. Introduction to the concepts of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics.

  1. Various parameters used in food consumption survey – steps in planning Nutrition food consumption studies, coverage of survey, methodology in collecting food consumption data (direct methods: weighing methods, 24 hours dietary recall, estimated food record, etc) and indirect methods – food balance sheet, indirect weighing techniques, duplicate samples for chemical analysis, data processing and calculation of data collected and use of survey results.
  2. Socio-cultural patterns of food behavior, food habits, and determinants of food choice and nutrition transition.
  3. Clinical, social and environmental context of malnutrition

Course Description

The course will provides introduction to developing a mental health and addiction policy and ways of implementation: defining policy, the essential steps in developing mental health policy

– assessing the population needs, gathering evidence for effective strategies, consultation and negotiation, setting out the vision, values, principles and objectives of policy, determine area for actions, identify the major roles and responsibilities of different sectors, dissemination of policy, generating political support, developing supportive organization, setting up pilot projects in demonstration areas, empower mental health providers and reinforce inter-sectoral coordination.

Course Contents

  1.  To state the definition of policy in relation to health and Mental Health
  2. Learn how to go about the essential steps in developing mental health and addiction policy
  3. Discuss the issues involved in implementation of mental health and addiction policy

Course Description

This course will discuss issues about the vulnerable population in terms of mental health access. Also the peculiar need of treatment and services for this population will be expanded vis-à-vis the challenges of LMICs.

Course Contents

  1. Prevalence, Risk factors and Consequences to women of maternal mental health problems in Low-medium income countries (LMICs)

  2. Impact of maternal mental health problems on their infants with particular reference to LMICs

  3. Identification of mental health problems during the perinatal period

  4. Community-based interventions for improving health and psychosocial outcomes with reference to WHO Mental health Gap (MhGAP) document and LMICs adaptation of it

Course Description

This course will focus on concept and pattern of inequalities, politics of inequalities, social construct and inequality, culture and inequality and measurement of inequalities. Mental health inequalities: Socioeconomic status, education, spatial, ethnic and racial, sex and gender disparities, Disparities in success to mental healthcare, Disparities in quality of mental health care. Social determinants of health. Role of policy and health services in reducing inequalities. Research in health and mental health inequalities

Course Contents

  1. Concept and pattern of inequalities

  2. Politics of inequalities

  3. Social construct and inequality

  4. Culture and inequality
  5. Measurement of inequalities.
  6. Mental health inequalities: Socioeconomic status, education, spatial, ethnic and racial, sex and gender disparities
  7. Disparities in success and quality to mental healthcare
  8. Social determinants of health.
  9. Role of policy and health services in reducing inequalities.
  10. Research in health and mental health inequalities

Course Description

The central focus of this course is to acquaint the student with basic skills required to perform and appreciate research and convey scientific information. Topics will be discussed at a basic level with option of in-depth studies during standalone workshops and mentored couching.

Topics will be preceded by general introduction to theoretical frame works, and concluded with hand on in dry laboratories.

Course Content

  • Introduction to basic GIS

  • Overview of basic mathematical modeling

  • The process of decision analysis

  • The process and conduct of meta-analysis

  • Description of cost effectiveness/ cost Utility/cost minimization analysis

  • The process and conduct of manuscript writing

Course Description

This course will introduce students to major issues in mental health legislation and Human rights: Interface between mental health and mental health policy, Protecting, promoting and improving rights through mental health legislation (Nigeria‟s experience), Key regional and international human rights instruments, Content of mental health legislation and Drafting, adopting and implementing mental health legislation.

Course Content

  1. Context of mental health legislation: Interface between mental health law and mental health policy, Protecting, promoting and improving rights through mental health legislation (Global, West/ Central Africa, Nigeria‟s experience), Key regional and international human rights instruments, Standards applicable to mental health

  2. Content of mental health legislation: Definitions(Mental illness, disorder, disability, incapacity, unsoundness of mind), Access to mental healthcare, Rights of users, Rights of families and carers with mental illness, competence, capacity and guardianship, voluntary and involuntary mental healthcare, special treatments, seclusion and restraint, clinical experimental research.

  3. Process: Drafting, Adopting and implementing mental health legislation.

  4. Mental Health Ethics: In Practice and Research

Course Description

This course will acquaints students about Medical model and public health model, Key domains of public health that influence mental health and the behavioral sciences involved. Prevention in relation to mental health: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary; Indicated, Selective and Universal, Benefits of incorporating the public health approach to mental health will be discussed.

Course Content

  1. The Mental Health Context in Public Health.

  2. The current provision of community mental health services,

  3. Scaling up services for whole populations,

  4. Stigma, discrimination, and community awareness about mental illnesses,

  5. Developing a consensus for engagement (stakeholders in mental healthcare),

  6. Human and financial resources,

  7. Development, organization, and evaluation of services,

  8. Advocacy for Mental Health

  9. Prevention of Mental Illness and promotion of Mental Health

  10. Quality Improvement for Mental Health

  11. Challenges in implementing community mental health care

Course Description

This course will taught students about Global burden of mental, Neurological and Substance use disorders in terms of disability, mortality and economic losses, relevance of mental health to key issues in global health and development (Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)), Disaster mental health – vital aspect of humanitarian responses – post-disaster psychiatric disorders and challenges when working with victims, culture and mental illness – role of culture in the manifestation of psychopathology, Internally displace persons (IDPs), Migrants and Refugees - migration and impact on mental health.

Course Content

  1. Global burden of mental, Neurological and Substance use disorders in terms of disability, mortality and economic losses,

  1. Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Relevance of mental health to key issues in global health and development

  1. Disaster mental health – vital aspect of humanitarian responses – post-disaster psychiatric disorders and challenges when working with victims, Culture and mental illness

This module is designed to develop critical analysis of issues in health services management and financing and to enable students to devise appropriate management and financing responses. It demonstrates the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding health services and the contributions that medicine, sociology, economics, history and epidemiology make.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to health services‟ management.

  2. Planning and implementation of health programmes.

  3. Evaluation of health programmes.

  4. Quality Management.

  5. Introduction to healthcare financing.

  6. Funding for health.

  7. Paying healthcare providers.

  8. Introduction to economic evaluation in healthcare.

The course will focus on characterization and symptoms of mental disorders (Autism, schizophrenia, SAD, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders, personality disorders etc.), substance abuse disorder, eating disorders/culture bound syndromes, somatoform disorders, assessment of atypical mental behaviors leading to criminal offenses, Defining forensic mental health, neuro-mechanisms of abnormal mental disorders related to criminal offenses. Characterization of nociceptive substances, neurotoxicology of drugs of abuse (effects of stimulants & depressants on the CNS), pharmacogenomics of abused drugs, substance abuse-mediated psychological irregularities & behaviors, rapid assessments of drugs of abuse (POCT), adolescent trauma & substance abuse, psychosocial model (assessment & ICD 10 diagnosis) of addiction; screening tools such as ASSIST Questionnaire, CAGE questionnaire, Alcohol-related Problems Survey (ARPS), Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), Impressions of Medication, Alcohol, and Drug Use in Seniors (IMADUS); psychological therapies of substance abuse (Contingency Management (CM), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), community re-enforced approaches, Brief Interventions (BI), family behavior therapy, Relapse Prevention (RP), Social Behavior & Network Therapy (SBNT)); legal & ethical implications in the treatment & prevention of substance abuse disorders.

Those that have at least 1 year training in psychiatry residency or 2 years of mental health nursing need not register this course.

Course Description

This course will acquaints students with mental health systems and the development of a comprehensive approach to the delivery of services to a variety of vulnerable populations living in difficult conditions in the community. The topics include a survey of the variety of current mental health services and evidence-based approaches, the impact on services of governance, organization and financing of services including a primer on Medicaid and Medicare, National

Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS- Nigeria). The link between poverty and mental health and the use of jails as mental asylums, the development (Mental Health system development) of a competent workforce and an introduction to international community mental health issues will be emphasized. Scaling up services (mhGAP), monitoring and evaluation of mental health system and developing and implementing community mental healthcare will be assessed. Students will go through Mental Health System Research.

Course Description

This course will be on the descriptive and analytic epidemiology for major mental disorders and substance use disorders. It will examines issues of classification and nosology of psychiatric disorders, operational case definitions and measurement techniques, prevalence and incidence rates, natural history, risk factor research and plausible explanations for credible risk factors. It will also considers aspects of psychiatric epidemiology that illustrate important problems and concepts in epidemiology generally.



Course Title

Course Content


Epidemiology of Mental and

Substance Use Disorders

  1. Basic Principle: Development of

Psychiatric epidemiology, Measurement in Psychiatry, Cultural issues in measurement and research

  1. Issues of classification and nosology of psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

  2. Introduction to Psychiatric epidemiologic Study designs

  3. Interpretation of Psychiatric epidemiological studies

  4. Special Topics: Introduction to genetic epidemiology (Behavioral and Molecular genetics), Large Scale (National, Regional and Global) Surveys and their importance