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COH621 PH Aspects of Drug Addiction

Lead Faculty: Dr Gina Piane

Course Description

Substance use disorders examined from the public health perspective. Prevention and treatment of substance use disorders to reduce deaths, disability and human suffering in communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate among primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of substance use disorders
  • Critique behavioral and environmental risk factors for substance use disorders
  • Generate various approaches to prevention and treatment of substance use disorders
  • Hypothesize theorectical frameworks for prevention of substance use disorders
  • Create substance abuse disorder prevention programs by applying Public Health strategies