CMH883 - Independent Study

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Subject Title
Independent Study

Subject Description
The purpose of the independent study is to permit students to extend beyond current course offerings and explore in detail a subject area of their choosing related to the study of Community Mental Health and Addictions. Students work closely with the Course Director to research their topic of interest through field research, library research, and writing a final report on findings, including a philosophy of practice. They are also required to attend some classes/workshops throughout the term and to present their final report.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare an effective project proposal
  2. Analyze a topic of interest comprehensively and assess appropriate academic and field-based tasks to fulfill a study’s effective completion
  3. Find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize academic and field sources and resources as they relate to a successful proposal and project
  4. Prepare an effective final report on a project
  5. Advance and disseminate your scholarly knowledge of a specific area of interest
  6. Articulate your own philosophy of practice and understanding of your own knowledge, values and skills in relation to your future practice

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