Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-2343- Section: 71
|Description||A study of current issues that impact addiction counseling. Special populations, dual diagnosis, ethics, gambling, and infectious diseases associated with addiction counseling will be investigated. Identify sources of contemporary information regarding the treatment of substance abuse in special populations.|
1. Identify “special populations” that are affected by chemical dependency.
2. Know the “drugs of choice” used by these special populations.
3. Identify physiological, psychological, and social factors that pre-dispose and support substance abuse in the special populations.
4. Delineate approaches used in reaching out to and providing treatment for special populations.
5. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities on the concepts of the core functions and domains of substance abuse counseling.
* Communication skills: 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.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* 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|
Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society 8th ed Charles Levinthal
ISBN: 9780205959334, 0205959334
1 January 22 Week 1 Introduction of Self
2 January 28 Week 2 Introduction of
Special Populations Online Read: : Chapter 1
3 February 4 Week 3 Drugs and Behavior Today Online Read:
4 February 11 Week 4 Drug Toxicity Online Read: Chapter 3
5 February 18 Week 5 How Drug Enter the Body Online Read:
6 February 25 The History of Cocaine Read :
7 March 4 Opium Chapter 6:
2 week assignment: on Opioid Addiction
Due March 17, 2019
8 March 11 Spring Break
9 March 18 Read Chapter 7
Chapter 8 & 9
10 March 25 Marijuana & Alcohol Read:
10 & 11
11 April 1 Cigarettes & Coffee Read:
12 April 8 Steroids Read :
13 April 15 Barbiturates Read :
14 April 22 Prescriptions , Drugs & Over the Counter Read: Chapter 15 & 16
15 April 29 The Biomedical & Substance Abuse Prevention
Final Exam Review
16 May 14 Final Exam
Writing a Research Paper;
Topics Allocated to Students from following:
Children Cultural sensitivity, race, ethnicity,
Young adults (college age) Aging
African Americans Hispanics/Native Americans
Military/Veterans Prisoners / Police
Athletes Dual diagnosis
Health care professionals HIV/AIDS
Self Study on Research paper preparation
KSA’s, TIPS on Test Prep , Research Paper Draft due
Final Exam- Submit Research Paper
|Final Exam Date||May 9, 2019 - 2:30 PM Through May 14, 2019 - 2:30 PM|
A B C D F
100-90 89-80 79-70 69-60 59 - below
Self Study on Research paper preparation 60%
KSA’s, TIPS on Test Prep 15%
Research Paper Draft due 10%
Final Exam- Submit Research Paper 15%
|Instructor Policies||Assignments will be posted on Mondays by 5:30 pm. They will be due on Sundays by 11:59a.m. Students will be expected to participate in threaded Discussion Board topics. Participation is required in the discussion threads by responding to the thread, then posting engaging comments or questions to at least two other peer is posting to receive complete credit for assignment.|
Students should log into the course each day and check emails and announcements. You will need to notify instructor prior to absence, to receive opportunity for make –up work. Assignments, Quizzes & Exam.
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|