330.656.01 FIELD VISITS IN DRUG ABUSE AND HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING.
Students visit local, state and federal agencies and programs engaged in health and drug abuse risk factor/reduction through prevention, treatment, research and policy implementation programs. Visits are intended to deepen understanding of the array of program models for the prevention and control of public health and drug abuse risk factors that exist in the U.S.
Upon successfully costudents will be able to use the internet to assemble information describing the geographic, political, economic and cultural parameters which may affect the types and level of psychoactive substance abuse in a developing country. Upon completing the second term of the course students will be able to conduct a national needs assessment using country based data on the extent and patterns of substance abuse and will be able to describe the policies, regulations and public health responses to substance abuse in their country. After the third term, students will be able to develop and defend a proposal for improvement of a specific substance abuse problem in their country In each term, students practice leadership skills in presenting and defending proposals for prevention, treatment or research programs.mpleting this course, students will be able to:
- Friday 1:30 - 3:50