Course Title: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse Change course title to reflect current terminology used in the field of substance abuse. If this is a change, what is being changed? A prerequisite changed was noted after the meeting. The box has been checked to reflect the Textbook/Reviewed Competencies-no changes Does this course require additional fees? Is there a similar course in the course bank? Articulation: Is this course or an equivalent offered at other two and four-year universities in Arizona? Yes Rio Salado (ASD 110: Pharmacology of Substances of Abuse and Dependency). Is this course identified as a Writing Across the Curriculum course? Description of Possible Course Assessments (Essays, multiple choice, Two assessment minimum over course content Where can faculty members locate or access the required standardized exams for this course? (Contact Person and Location) Example: NCK – Academic Chair Office a. Read and comprehend at a college level. b. Write effectively in a college setting. 2. Demonstrate effective quantitative reasoning and Cooperative learning, experiential learning, 3. Demonstrate effective qualitative reasoning skills. Cooperative learning, experiential learning, INSTRUCTION
a. Generate research paper by gathering information from varied sources, analyzing data and organizing information into a coherent structure. Cooperative learning, experiential learning, a. Experience the creative products of humanity. b. Describe alternate historical, cultural, global INSTRUCTION
Date of proposal to Curriculum Sub-Committee: Fall 2012 Effective Semester/Year Fall 2013 Spring Summer Full Title: (100 character limit) Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse Short Title: (30 character limit) Pharmacology Catalog Course Description: Exploration of the physiological effects of chemical use on human biological systems and human development. Emphasizes human anatomy and physiology, and the identification and management of chemically induced crises situations. Prerequisite(s) CHD 100, ENG 101 Co-requisite(s) 1. Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others. 2. Explain medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders. 3. Classify drugs by general pharmacological and physiological effects. 4. Describe warning signs, symptoms, and the course of substance use disorders. INSTRUCTION
Competency 1 Explain how drugs work in the brain and nervous system. Objective 1.1 Define the concept of homeostasis. Objective 1.2 Relate the general properties of glia and neurons. Objective 1.3 Describe the action potential. Objective 1.4 Describe the roles of sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system and Objective 1.5 Associate important neurotransmitters with key brain structures and chemical pathway, and describe the major functions of the neurotransmitters. Objective 1.6 Describe the life cycle of a neurotransmitter molecule. Objective 1.7 Give examples of a drug that alters neurotransmitter availability and of a drug that interacts with Competency 2 Describe how drugs move in the body and the general principles of drug action. Objective 2.1 List the typical effects of drugs in each of six categories. Objective 2.2 Differentiate pharmacological potency from effectiveness. Objective 2.3 Compare and contrast the most important routes of administration. Objective 2.4 Describe ways psychoactive drugs interact with neurons to produce effects in the brain. Competency 3 Identify how stimulant drugs work on the body. Objective 3.1 Describe how cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine are processed from coca. Objective 3.2 Describe early psychiatric uses of cocaine and its current use for local anesthesia. Objective 3.3 Compare and contrast the mechanism of action and route of administration of cocaine and Objective 3.4 Discuss the dependence potential of cocaine and amphetamines. Objective 3.5 Discuss the medical uses and names of new stimulant drugs. Objective 3.6 Compare and contrast acute and chronic toxicity concerns associated with cocaine and amphetamines. Competency 4 Identify how depressant and inhalant drugs work on the body. Objective 4.1 Give several examples of depressant drugs and describe the general set of behavioral effects common to Objective 4.2 Discuss concerns about how barbiturates use led to acceptance of newer classes of sedative-hypnotics. Objective 4.3 Describe the differences in dose and duration of action that are appropriate for daytime anxiolytic effects as opposed to hypnotic effects of prescription depressants. Objective 4.4 Describe how the time of onset of a depressant drug relates to abuse potential and how duration of action relates to the risk of withdrawal symptoms. Objective 4.5 Describe the mechanism of action for barbiturates and benzodiazepines. Objective 4.6 Describe several types of substances that are abused as inhalants. Objective 4.7 Describe GHB’s typical dose range and behavioral effects, as well as its effects when combined with Competency 5 Explain which psychotherapeutic drugs are used to treat mental disorders and how they work. Objective 5.1 Discuss the medical model of mental disorders and why many professionals oppose it. Objective 5.2 Recognize the names of a number of currently available antipsychotic drugs. Objective 5.3 Distinguish between conventional and atypical antipsychotics. Objective 5.4 Describe how lithium and anticonvulsant drugs are used in treating bipolar disorder. Competency 6 Summarize what alcohol is and how it affects the body. Objective 6.1 Describe how alcohol is processed by the body. Objective 6.2 Relate how consumption rate and body size influence BAC. Objective 6.3 Discuss the likely role of GABA in alcohol’s mechanism of action. Objective 6.4 Describe “alcohol myopia” acute alcohol poisoning, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Objective 6.5 Discuss genetic influences on the risk of developing alcohol dependence. Competency 7 Summarize what tobacco is and how it affects the body. Objective 7.1 Identify the most important adverse health consequences of smoking and the total annual smoking- INSTRUCTION
attributable mortality in the U.S. Objective 7.2 Examine the controversy over secondhand smoke as both a social issue and a public health issue. Objective 7.3 Describe the effects of cigarette smoking on the developing fetus and the newborn. Objective 7.4 Describe how nicotine affects cholinergic receptors in the brain and throughout the body. Objective 7.5 Describe the most common physiological and behavioral effects of nicotine. Objective 7.6 Appraise the roles of counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, and bupropion in smoking cessation. Competency 8 Summarize what caffeine is and how it affects the body. Objective 8.1 Name the xanthines found in coffee, tea and chocolate. Objective 8.2 Relate the caffeine content of “energy drinks” to colas and coffee. Objective 8.3 Explain how caffeine exerts its actions on the brain. Objective 8.4 Describe the time course of caffeine’s effects after ingestion. Objective 8.5 Describe caffeine’s withdrawal symptoms. Objective 8.6 Discuss the circumstances in which caffeine appears to enhance mental performance and those in which Objective 8.7Describe the concerns about high caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Competency 9 Recognize OTC drugs and dietary supplements which have psychoactive effects. Objective 9.1 Relate the legal distinction between drugs and dietary supplements, particularly with regard to health- Objective 9.2 Recognize St. John’s wort, SAMe, and ginkgo biloba as dietary supplements intended to have Objective 9.3 Name the primary ingredient in OTC sleep aids. Objective 9.4 Describe the benefits and dangers of aspirin. Objective 9.5 Explain what is meant by NSAID and give some examples. Objective 9.6 Name the four types of ingredients found in many OTC cold and allergy drugs and give a common Competency 10 Explain what opioids are and how they affects the body. Objective 10.1 Describe how opium is obtained from poppies. Objective 10.2 List several historical uses for opium and describe early recreational uses of opium and its derivatives. Objective 10.3 Describe the relationship of morphine and codeine to opium and the relationship of heroin to morphine. Objective 10.4 Explain how opioid antagonists block the effects of opioid drugs. Objective 10.5 Recognize that endorphins and enkephalins are endogenous opioids (and explain what is meant by Objective 10.6 List three current medical uses for opioids. Objective 10.7 Describe the typical opioid withdrawal syndrome. Objective 10.8 Explain how people die from opioid overdose. Objective 10.9 Describe the typical method of preparing and injecting illicit heroin. Competency 11 Summarize what hallucinogens are and how they affect the body. Objective 11.1 Connect LSD to the ergot fungus. Objective 11.2 Discuss the early research and evidence on LSD for use in interrogation and in psychotherapy. Objective 11.3 Understand what is meant by “hallucinogen persisting perception disorder.” Objective 11.4 Compare and contrast PCP effects with those of LSD. Objective 11.5 Explain how anticholinergic hallucinogens act in the brain, Competency 12 Define what marijuana is and how it affects the body. Objective 12.1 Describe the type of receptor THC acts on in the brain and compare the time course of smoked vs. oral Objective 12.2 List the two most consistent physiological effects of marijuana. Objective 12.3 Discuss evidence for the abuse potential of marijuana and influences on the psychological effects of Objective 12.4 Describe the effects of marijuana use on driving ability, the lungs, sperm motility, and the immune Objective 12.5 Describe the range of evidence relating to whether marijuana smoking leads to brain damage in Competency 13 Identify what performance enhancing drugs are and how they affects the body. Objective 13.1 Describe the development and current state of drug testing in sports. Objective 13.2 Describe the performance-enhancing effects and primary dangers in stimulant drugs. INSTRUCTION
Objective 13.3 Distinguish between androgenic and anabolic effects of testosterone and other related steroid Objective 13.4 Describe the desired effects and undesirable side-effects of steroids in men, women and adolescents. Objective 13.5 Explain the effects of human growth hormone as well as its dangers. Objective 13.6 Explain the effects of creatinine. Competency 14 Compare and contrast the various approaches to treating substance use disorders. Objective 14.1 Identify different types of treatment goals for substance abuse and how those goals relate to ones belief Objective 14.2 Describe the influence of Alcoholics Anonymous on substance abuse treatment programs for alcohol Objective 14.3 Explain how motivational interviewing is used in conjunction with the notion of stages of change to Objective 14.4 List the benefits and limitations of using contingency management to maintain abstinence. Objective 14.5 Explain why drugs are sometimes used during the initial detoxification phase of treatment. Objective 14.6 Discuss the three drugs that are available for use in treating alcohol dependence. Objective 14.7 Describe the various forms of nicotine-replacement therapies and the use of Zyban in nicotine Objective 14.8 Explain both antagonist and substitution treatment for opioid dependence and list the most commonly Objective 14.9 Describe the status of development of medications for treating cocaine dependence and cannabis


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