Jul 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 102 - Psychopharmacology

4 Credit(s)

Students will be introduced to the behavioral, psychological, physical and social effects of psychoactive substances on the individual user as well as the family and society. Students will learn basic pharmacology and about commonly abused drugs. Models of treatment for substance use and disorders will be explored including issues related to diverse cultures, lifestyles, gender and the needs of special populations. This class is accepted by MHACBO to meet certification requirements for alcohol & drug counselors.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic pharmacology and commonly abused drugs.
  2. Build knowledge skills and attitudes to improve personal performance in treating the user.
  3. List models of treatment for substance use and disorders.

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