Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-1304- Section: 50
Pharmacology of Addiction
|Description||Emphasizes pharmacological effects of addiction, tolerance, dependence, cross addiction, drug interation, withdrawal, and recovery. Describes the psychological and physiological effects of substance use and behaviors|
Students will demonstrate understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use.
Students will Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others.
Students will understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.
Students will Understand the addiction professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
Students will Be familiar with medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders.
Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLOs for DAAC 1304
Identify various roles of a professional counselor and scope of practice in field of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders treatment.
Identify and demonstrate knowledge of crisis management and the basics of counseling principles, theories and skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of the various models and theories of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders and other problems related to addiction.
|Textbooks||Uppers, Downers,and All Arounders. 8th edition; Author: Darryl Inaba, Pharm.D.William Cohen; Publisher: CNS Publications|
Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
3 Chapter 2: Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive
4 Chapter 2 Review; Chapter 3: Uppers
5 Chapter 3: Uppers
6 Test Chapter 1-3
7 Chapter 4: Downers: Opiates and Sedative-Hypnotics
8 Chapter 5: Downers: Alcohol
9 Chapter 6: All Arounders
10 Lecture Review of Chapters 5-6
HOLIDAY : THANKSGIVING
11 Test Chapter 4-6; Lecture Chapter 7: Other Drugs and Addictions
12 Chapter 10: Mental Health & Drugs
(brief overview- Full Course DAAC 1305 dedicated to Dual Diagnosis)
* subject to change at instructor�s discretion and class progress with material.
Week 1&2 Introductions; Review of Course and General Information: Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
Week 3&4 Chapter 2: Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive
Week 5 Chapter 3: Uppers
Week 6 Review
Week 7 Test
Week 8 Read and Discussion Board on Chapter 4
Week 9 Read and Discussion BoardChapter 5: Downers: Alcohol
Week 10 Read and Discussion BoardChapter 6: All Arounders
Week 11 Review
Week 12 Test
Week 13 Chapter 7: Other Drugs, Other Addictions
Week 14 Chapter 8: Drugs Use & Prevention From Cradle to Grave
Week 15 Chapter 9: Treatment
Week 16 Chapter 10: Mental Health & Drugs
Week 17 Final
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2018 - 5:30 PM Through December 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM|
See above for grading scale.
Final Grade Determined by the following: Tests= 55%, Online assignments =25%; Attendance & Participation 20%
The student is ultimately responsible for his/her own learning and professional growth, what you put into it is what you will get out of it! It is your responsibility to conduct a realistic self-appraisal of what you personally need to master and how you can best attain it. Challenge yourself to grow as an individual and a professional.
CONFIDENTIALITY: These classes prepare you for a career in counseling. Some class discussions will deal with confidential material of yours and other students. Privileged information that is shared may under NO CIRCUMSTANCES be repeated or shared outside the classroom. Written materials, your own feelings and insights may be shared. CAUTION: IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, KEEP THE TRUST!
It is Expected that all students will respect the confidentiality of the classroom and discussions that are held. Personal Confidentiality It is expected that this class will contain information that at times will be of a personal nature to many students. It is also expected that all students will maintain the dignity and respect of any personal stories shared within the group. I will be available to any student who wishes to discuss private matters regarding material in class/ If you feel you need professional counseling services, the College has a counseling center available to students, or I can furnish a referral for you.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course, both mental and physical.
1. Students on campus but not in class are considered absent.
2. It is the students responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
3. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||I will no discuss grades, course or degree issues, or accommodations with other students present or over text message. If you need to discuss either, please email me, or call, or wait to discuss after class.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|