HSES 308. Drugs and Diseases in Society. 3 Hours.
This course is an overview of human disease processes as well as legal and illegal use of drugs and narcotics for treatment or recreational purposes. Both communicable and degenerative diseases will be covered with regards to prevention, transmission, effects, management, and treatment. Legal drugs and illegal drugs will be discussed with regards to their treatment or abuse potential, legislative issues, and consumer education. Reflective thinking will be used to formulate improved perspectives on the roles of drugs and diseases in society. Prerequisite: Admission to Community Health Program or consent of instructor. LEC.
The Community Health program prepares students for health-related careers in county, state and federal health departments, non-profit agencies, private ventures or agencies focusing on health promotion, corporate wellness, crisis intervention, drug/alcohol recovery, adoption, services for the elderly. In addition to general education requirements, the program includes major requirements, electives from courses complementary to the program, and a 14 credit hour internship (40 hours a week for 15 weeks).
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