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

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