Certificate in Addiction Studies

Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Addiction Studies is a 33-credit program, comprised of the following required courses and optional elective course:


Addiction Studies Courses

Required Courses

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Electives

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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