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Name Source Notes License
Principles of Drug Development Johns Hopkins An online course module by William Eaton, Johns Hopkins Mental Health.  2004. "Psychiatric Epidemiology reviews descriptive and analytic epidemiology for major mental disorders of childhood, adulthood, and late adult life.  The course will also examine issues of classification and the nosology of psychiatric disorders as well as operational case definitions and the measurement techniques to enhance field surveys and risk factor research."  BY-NC-SA
Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models Johns Hopkins An online couse module by Quian-Li Xue and William Eaton, Johns Hopkins Dept. of Biosttistics. 2007. 

"Presents quantitative approaches to theory construction in the context of multiple response variables, with models for both continuous and categorical data. Topics include the statistical basis for causal inference; principles of path analysis; linear structural equation analysis incorporating measurement models; latent class regression; and analysis of panel data with observed and latent variable models. Draws examples from the social sciences, including the status attainment approach to intergenerational mobility, behavior genetics models of disease and environment, consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, and quality of life."

Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement Johns Hopkins An online course module by William Eaton, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, adn Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos, Johns Hopkins Dept. of Mental Health. 2006. 

"Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, quality of life, and the measurement of overall health status. Intended for doctoral students."

Autism Theory and Technology MIT An online course module by Rosalind W. Picard adn Matthew Goodwin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2011. "This course illuminates current theories about autism together with challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum. Theories in communicating, interacting socially, managing cognitive and affective overload, and achieving independent lifestyles are covered. In parallel, the course presents state-of-the-art technologies being developed for helping improve both theoretical understanding and practical outcomes. Participants are expected to meet and interact with people on the autism spectrum. Weekly reading, discussion, and a term project are required." BY-NC-SA
Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness Johns Hopkins Online course module by Cindy Parker, Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. 2008. "This presentation introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.This presentation's content is part of a non-credit, professional development training generated by JHSPH faculty and the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness." BY-NC-SA


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