Fall 2022 - HSCI 485 D100

Senior Seminar in Mental Health and Addictions (3)

Class Number: 2173

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    BLU 10401, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    90 units, including at least 15 upper division HSCI units with a minimum grade of C-. Other prerequisites may vary according to topic.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Treatment of current issues in mental health and addictions from a population and public health perspective. Students will examine several topics from theoretical, methodological and policy perspectives.

COURSE DETAILS:

The overall goal of this course is to critically examine and identify various ways in which different drug policies and laws may interact with ongoing social inequities, public health interventions and scientific evidence-making to produce and/or reduce drug-related harm. In this senior seminar course, students are expected to fulfill the learning objectives primarily through required readings, student-led discussions in the class, and their own and other classmates’ term projects. There is less focus on instructor-delivered lectures.

Grading

  • Engagement in class discussion 15%
  • Reading summaries and reflections 15%
  • Required reading presentation and facilitated discussion 20%
  • Term project presentation 15%
  • Term project paper 35%

NOTES:

Active particiation in in-class discussion is required.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

There is no textbook. All required readings will be made available without cost via Canvas and/or SFU Library online.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html