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NUR 696: Pmh Np: Substance Use Disorders Across The Lifespan Didactic

2 credits

Students explore theories of substance use disorders and evidence based approaches for the treatment of clients across the lifespan and their families. Using case studies, students learn assessing, diagnosing and planning for care including pharmacotherapy and counseling techniques for clients with substance use disorders.

Learning Goals

At the completion of the course the student will be able to:1. Describe the major types of substance use disorders and their symptoms 2. Differentiate between substance abuse disorder symptoms and other psychiatric disorder symptoms, based on symptoms, history, and other presenting data.3. Formulate differential diagnoses using case studies.4. Understand the DSM as a framework for differential diagnoses related to substance abuse.5. Develop plans for integrating treatment (Psychotherapy& Pharmacotherapy) 6. Understand treatment guidelines.7. Demonstrate awareness of legal issues related to treatment of substance abusing/dependent individuals, i.e., confidentiality, when to break confidentiality, New York State Prescription Monitoring Program Registry, and Leandra’s Law.8. Demonstrate awareness of the continuum of care for substance abusing/dependent individuals and their families and local resources.9. Identify the differences between and the strengths and weaknesses of abstinence-based treatment versus harm reduction-based treatment.10. Compare and contrast models of treatment and their effectiveness/outcomes for different client ages and cultural backgrounds.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Spring 2022

Pmh Np: Substance Use Disorders Across The Lifespan Didactic
0302-696-001 TBA Tue 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm Garden City 2

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