Course: Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries

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Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries

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Judith Bass, MPH, MIA


Fall 2010

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Department of Mental Health

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Introduces mental health as an integral part of global health research, including conducting needs assessments and intervention monitoring and evaluation. Presents and critiques strategies for integrating local cultural perspectives into research models. Examines methods of adapting psychiatric assessment tools for use cross-culturally and presents challenges for developing interventions for use in low-resource contexts. Encourages use of critical and creative thinking skills throughout to discuss the issues involved in this relatively new area of study.

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