Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - Social Determinants of Mental Health

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Social Determinants of Mental Health: Putative Biological Mechanisms & Implications for Prevention and Treatment

Course Description

This module uses current research on genomic and epigenomic links to psychiatric disorders to examine genetic, environmental and social factors that influence mental health.


Shawn Elmore, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington School of Nursing

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"I really enjoyed Shawn Elmore's presentation. Very enlightening."

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Target Audience

For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Analyze current research pertaining to Genomic/Epigenomic factors in psychiatric disorders.
  2. Analyze the contributions of social determinants of health research to mental health.
  3. Identify pharmacologic and public health opportunities for mental health prevention and intervention.

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.10 Contact hours
  • 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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