330.641.01 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE
Introduces public health responses to health problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other psychoactive drugs. Examines the uses of public health data as a basis for public health policy, the selection of target populations, location of prevention and treatment programs, and the evaluation of program efficacy and effectiveness. Speakers present representative programs for prevention and control of ATOD public health problems.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to conduct a needs assessment using epidemiological information and statistics describing the drug abuse prevention, treatment and control service system infrastructure. Students will be able to describe the current policy options for regulation of drug availability and other public health responses to substance abuse