(4 Credit Hours - Cost: $1,800)
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Prerequisites: Minimum 12 credit hours of graduate level courses in addictions studies or psychology.
Course Description: This graduate-level course examines the different sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomonas (the four most common) along with genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis A, B, C and D, and HIV/AIDS. About 85% of all STDs occur in people between the ages of 15 and 30. Almost half of all teenagers who are very sexually active have had chlamydia; the fastest-spreading STD. The increased risk of STDs, including HIV disease, due to lowered inhibitions or trading sex for drugs is all too common among the drug-abusing population. One thing to remember about STDs is the delayed incubation period before symptoms appear. This allows the disease to be unknowingly transmitted to others. This course looks critically at how individuals of different races, ages and gender and sexual orientation who are substance abusers can prevent as well how they acquire, spread and cope with triple combined diseases-STD, mental illnesses as well as substance abuse. Emphasis on the different research in this field of study, with available categories of interventions for those individuals with these conditions.
Course Outcome: The candidate will be able to:
AIDS, Health, and Mental Health: A Primary Sourcebook [Hardcover] Judith Landau-Stanton (Author), Colleen D. Clements (Author) Brunner/Mazel Publishers. ISBN-10: 0876306881 ISBN-13: 978-0876306888
*Candidates are responsible to buy the required textbook for this course. You can find this book in major online bookstores such as amazon.com, abebooks.com etc.
**These resources are not required, but may provide assistance in completing your assignments for this course.
On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.