TITLE

ARE UNIVERSITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES?

AUTHOR(S)
Kleinfelder, JoAnn; Telljohann, Susan K.; Price, James H.
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p226
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The importance of offering mental health courses and their rate of inclusion within university health education programs was investigated. Findings from 163 health education chairpersons (60%) revealed that requiring mental health courses was perceived as important at the undergraduate level (55%) and at the graduate level (50%). More than one-half believed that offering an elective mental health course was important to undergraduate programs (60%) and graduate programs (61%). Mental health courses were required (68%) or offered as an elective (58%) in undergraduate programs. However, mental health courses were less likely to be required (24%) or offered as an elective (43%) in graduate programs.
ACCESSION #
20608001

 

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