This course will explore the general concepts social consequences policy and other aspects of substance abuse and addiction. Multiple perspectives will be presented including those of addicts health-care providers and family/friends affected by addiction. Then commonly abused drugs will be discussed in detail. Topics to be presented and discussed for each drug class include: epidemiology pathophysiology drug class information pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics actions short-term and long-term consequences of misuse (including overdose) and contemporary pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities. Availability of resources used to address substance abuse will also be presented.
3 credit hours
This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.
- Prerequisites: (MEDS-250 and MEDS-251) or (1026-350 and 1026-360) or equivalent courses.
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