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SOC 118P - Drug and Alcohol Clinical Practicum

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 2 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: SOC 117  
Co-requisites: PSY 230  

This course is a Drug and Alcohol Clinical Practicum, which affords the student the ability to practice what they have learned in class. Students are assigned to work in any of a number of clinical settings, depending on their inclinations and scheduling exigencies. Field work is complemented by lectures in Ethics and HIV/AIDS and other blood borne infections.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop their own ethical standards through study of relevant documents on the subject as it relates to the field of addiction.
  2. Identify and teach to others likely vectors of infections from blood-borne illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.
  3. Report what has been learned at the clinical setting.
  4. Judge Drug and Alcohol as an appropriate career path.
Listed Topics
  1. Ethical papers from NAADAC and the PCB
  2. The responsibilities inherent to the principle of “Confidentiality” including the legal precedent implicit in “Tarasoff” and other suitable readings
  3. Appropriate laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  4. HIV/AIDS, its definition, scope, vectors of infection and prevention
  5. Other blood-borne illnesses such as HBV and HCV
  6. Questions brought back by the students from their sites
Reference Materials
Currently recognized texts, videos, handouts and library resources.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 5/18/2009
Last Reviewed: 1/26/2023

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