DAAC-1304-50 - Pharmacology of Addiction
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2015 Course Syllabus
DAAC-1304-50 - Pharmacology of Addiction
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|Course 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.|
|Required Textbooks||Uppers, Downers,and All Arounders. 7th Ed; 6th Ed is acceptable; Author: Darryl Inaba, Pharm.D.William Cohen; Publisher: CNS Publications|
Attendance will be scored at 3 points per class for a total of 48 points available.
**Attendance in this course will include dates that a web based lecture is being given. In the event that you are given a video lecture to watch, log in dates and times will be utilized to verify attendance.
The examinations will be a combination of multiple choices, fill in the blanks and essay.The examinations will be a combination of multiple choices, fill in the blanks and essay.
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 student’s 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.
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. Please respect the confidentiality of the classroom and discussions that are held.
|Course Grading Scale||
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading will be based on Following:
Test Grades: 25%
Demonstration of Skills:25%
|Final Exam Date||May 4, 2015 - 6:00 PM|
Temporary Schedule subject to change at instructor’s discretion
Week 1 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
2 Chapter 1: Psychoactive Drugs: History & Classification
Week 3&4 Chapter 2: Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive
Week 5 Chapter 3: Uppers
Week 8 Chapter 4: Downers: Opiates and Sedative-Hypnotics
Week 9 Chapter 5: Downers: Alcohol
Week 10 Chapter 6: All Arounders
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
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||See Calendar posted in Blackboard|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Students will be able to describe psychological and physiological effects of substance use and behaviors as well as describe the appropriate use of legal drugs and supplements. Course emphasis is on pharmacological effects of addiction, tolerance, dependence, cross addiction, drug interaction, withdrawal, and recovery.
Competencies and KSA’s as determined by SAMHSA to be addressed in this course
TRANSDISCIPLINARY FOUNDATION I: UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION
Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to
Recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and
substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and
groups and their living environments.
Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive
substances on the person using and significant others.
Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and mental
health conditions and the potential for medical and mental health conditions to coexist with
addiction and substance abuse
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||To be announced|
|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.|
•Drop and withdraw dates as published in the student catalog.
•Group and Individual projects will be included as part of coursework and grades. Time allotted for class may be set aside for work on projects at discretion of Instructor.
•Power Point information presented will be available to student. Please bring a blank DVD-R to class with your name on it if you wish to have power point presentations copied for you.
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
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!
|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.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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