Suicide Prevention: Problem Solving Seminar
2020 - 2021
Suicide is a complex public health problem requiring a coordinated and multifaceted approach.
Explores the history, frameworks, and theories; epidemiology, etiological factors, and mechanisms of suicide as well as national and local suicide data sources; policy and preventive interventions; high-risk populations; common barriers and challenges to implementing and sustaining suicide prevention. Examines systems-level methods for preventing suicide. Considers interprofessional team approaches for developing strategic plans for suicide prevention.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe patterns, trends, and contributors to suicide within the U.S. and globally
- Critically assess available programs and policies for addressing suicide in the U.S.
- Explain the limitations of surveillance data and national surveys in assessing, monitoring and evaluating policies and programs to prevent suicide
- Develop a strategic plan for suicide prevention
- Propose an interprofessional approach for addressing the substantial barriers to suicide prevention due to infrastructure, resources, politics, stigma and access to services
- Design a systems-level intervention to prevent suicide
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 15% Participation
- 85% Written Assignment(s)
DrPH students and Bloomberg fellows in the violence focus area in the MPH program