SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:57:16 PMHLE 97 Course Outline as of Spring 1999

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Discipline and Nbr:  HLE 97Title:  PHARM/PHYSIO EFF ALC/DRG  
Full Title:  Pharmacological & Physiological Effects of Alcohol & Drugs
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body. The physiological effects of the disease of alcoholism and the effects of other chronic drug usage.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Learn all about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on your body systems. Find out why one person becomes an alcoholic while another is a responsible social drinker. What are the implications of alcohol and other usage during pregnancy?
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Students who successfully complete the course will:
1.  Identify the progressive stages of the disease of chemical
2.  List the most commonly abused drugs and describe their effects on
   the body.
3.  Analyze the pros and cons of drug testing in the work place.
4.  Dramatize through role playing the family dynamics of a successful
   alcohol and drug intervention.
5.  Evaluate a minimum of two treatment modalities for chemical
   dependency recovery.
6.  Analyze in writing how a given drug will affect the fetus of a
   pregnant woman.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The Chemical Dependency Process
2.  General Pharmacological Principles
3.  The Metabolism of Alcohol
4.  Disulfiram (Antabuse)
5.  Sedative Hypnotic
   a. Barbiturates
   b. Benzodiazepine
6.  Opiates
7.  Stimulants
   a. Amphetamines
   b. Cocaine
8.  Psychedelics
9.  Legal Drugs
10. Medical Aspects of Psychoactive Drug Use
11. Screening Tests, Intervention, Detoxification
12. Chemical Dependency Treatment
13. Family Aspects of Addiction

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Students will be required to read and study the assigned chapters in the
textbook and other selected reading in journals and hand-outs. Examples of
recommended reading:
   The Journal of Chemical Dependency, Dependency Counselors
One 5-page critique on any treatment modality. Give the pros and cons of
each method with appropriate documentation. The paper must be typed and
use the MLA format.
One 3-page analysis of how a given drug will affect the fetus of a
pregnant mother. Use the same writing criteria as above.
1.  Visit a treatment program and present a typed, 2 page, double spaced
   critique of that on-site visit.
2.  Become familiarized with the PHYSICIAN DESK REFERENCE (PDR) by
   locating and writing the page number from which the assigned drugs
   will be found.
1.  Writing assignment demonstrates application of concepts regarding
   effective treatment programs.
2.  Writing assignments demonstrates the ability to apply the principles
   of drug actions on various human systems.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 35%
Essay exams, Term papers, Analysis/critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 75%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  Text: Drug Guide, Deglin and Vallerand, Davis Publishing, 5th ed. 1997
2.  Handouts: Free materials of the National Institutes of Alcohol and
   Drug Abuse.

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