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Course Number: 4423  Section Number: X10

Fall 2010

Location: ( All )

Classroom Number: internet

Days & Times:

variable-distance education



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Dr. Gary Fashimpar   
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Course Objectives

  

Course description:

 

This course is intended for the distance education learner. An overview of drug use in society and as a social problem is provided. Preventing and treating substance abuse will be briefly addressed. Laws regulating drugs will be reviewed. The way various drugs work in the body, affect mood, thought and behavior will be covered. Specific drugs addressed in detail will be stimulants, depressants and inhalants, medications for mental disorders, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, over the counter drugs, opiods, hallucinogens, marijuana, and performance enhancing drugs.

 

Objectives:

 

  1. Recognize the difference between addiction, abuse and other key concepts in substance abuse.
  2. Will understand the pharmacology, tolerance and effects of legal and illegal substances.
  3. Distinguish between the medical model (disease) and the holistic model (whole person).
  4. Respect cultural differences in attitudes toward and use of substances.
  5. Familiarity with substance abuse treatment and prevention. 

     

    Exams

     

    All exams will be taken on Blackboard/WebCT during the prescribed time period. Each exam will contain only questions from those modules, power point presentations and chapters assigned. No exams will be comprehensive and all will be multiple choice.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    EXAM 1: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    1.Drug use: An Overview                   1- History                                            1

    2.Drug use as a social problem            2- Abuse and Dependence                  2

    3.Drug products and their regulations                                                                        3

     

    EXAM 2: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    4.The nervous system                                                                                      4

    5.The actions of drugs                                                                                                5

                                                                                                   

    EXAM 3: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    6.Stimulants                                        3- Betel Nut                                        6

    7.Depressants and inhalants                                                                            7

    8.Medications for mental disorders                                                                8

     

    EXAM 4: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    9.Alcohol                                              4 - Kava                                            9

    10.Tobacco                                                                                                      10

    11.Caffeine                                                                                                     11

    12.Dietary supplements & OTC drugs                                                           12

     

    EXAM 5: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    13.Opiods                                                                                                       13

    14.Hallucinogens                                                                                            14

    15.Marijuana                                                                                                   15

    16.Performance enhancing drugs                                                                    16

     

    EXAM 6: covers the power points and chapters below

     

    Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

    17.Preventing substance abuse                                                                       17

    18.Treating Substance abuse and dependence                                               18

     

                                       

     

     


Course Expectations

 

Exams

 

All exams will be taken on Blackboard/WebCT during the prescribed time period. Each exam will contain only questions from those modules, power point presentations and chapters assigned. No exams will be comprehensive and all will be multiple choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continued on page two (2)

EXAM 1: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

1.Drug use: An Overview                   1- History                                            1

2.Drug use as a social problem            2- Abuse and Dependence                  2

3.Drug products and their regulations                                                                        3

 

EXAM 2: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

4.The nervous system                                                                                      4

5.The actions of drugs                                                                                                5

                                                                                               

EXAM 3: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

6.Stimulants                                        3- Betel Nut                                        6

7.Depressants and inhalants                                                                            7

8.Medications for mental disorders                                                                8

 

EXAM 4: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

9.Alcohol                                              4 - Kava                                            9

10.Tobacco                                                                                                      10

11.Caffeine                                                                                                     11

12.Dietary supplements & OTC drugs                                                           12

 

EXAM 5: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

13.Opiods                                                                                                       13

14.Hallucinogens                                                                                            14

15.Marijuana                                                                                                   15

16.Performance enhancing drugs                                                                    16

 

EXAM 6: covers the power points and chapters below

 

Power point presentations                     Modules                                Chapters

17.Preventing substance abuse                                                                       17

18.Treating Substance abuse and dependence                                               18

 

                                   


Grading Standards

STudents must earn 90% of total available points for an A, 80% for a B, 70% for a C and 60% for a D.


Final Exam12/4/2010  all day

Submission Format Policy

Internet by due dates posted on Blackboard



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late assignments/test will be penalized one letter grade.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Professor monitors student participation on Blackboard.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.