|PUBH 5478||Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric Co-morbidities||X|
|PUBH 5480||Clinical and Social Service Systems Research in Alcohol and Addiction Science||X|
|PUBH 5479||Alcohol and Drug Policy Research||X|
|PUBH 5481||Research Careers and the Responsible Conduct of Research in Alcohol and Addiction Science||X|
The Certificate in Addiction Science covers the fundamental concepts, theories, methods and disciplinary orientations necessary to conduct, facilitate and translate research on alcohol and other behavioral addictions.
PUBH 5478: Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric Co-morbidities (3 credits)
Comprehensive survey of epidemiological research methods as they apply to substance use disorders and related psychiatric co-morbidities. Review of epidemiological research on the prevalence of the major substance use disorders and discussion of what is known about the etiology, treatment and prevention of these disorders. Incorporates recent advances in social and psychiatric epidemiology as well as health disparities attributable to sex/gender and race/ethnicity.
PUBH 5480: Clinical and Social Service Systems Research in Alcohol and Addiction Science (3 credits)
This course focuses on how to conduct clinical and health services research on treatment and early intervention services and how to critically evaluate research evidence. It covers assessment procedures, research designs, sampling techniques, and mediators and moderators of treatment effects at both the individual and systems levels of analysis.
PUBH 5479: Alcohol and Drug Policy Research (3 credits)
Policymakers and government officials are increasingly seeking answers to practical questions about the impact of policies and programs on the health of the population, as well as on crime rates, traffic accidents and harm to others. Discussion of the measures, methods and research designs used to investigate alcohol and drug policy issues, including prevention science.
PUBH 5481: Research Careers and the Responsible Conduct of Research in Alcohol and Addiction Science (3 credits)
This course is designed to achieve three objectives: 1) Teach students about the responsible conduct of research and ethical research practices; 2) Provide guidance on how to develop a sound research proposal by guiding students through the public and private grant writing process; and 3) Review career options and employment opportunities in addiction science.