Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AD 106
Course Title:
Smoking Cessation
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Course Description

Presents an overview of nicotine addiction and specific evidenced based practices that have been demonstrated to contribute to successful smoking cessation efforts. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of nicotine addiction to deliver accurate information to individuals and/or groups.
2. Use an understanding of evidenced based smoking cessation strategies and resources to serve as a referral source for individuals who are addicted to nicotine.

Course Activities and Design

This is primarily a lecture course. Students will be asked to create a treatment proposal for a specific €œclient€ provided via a case study by the instructor.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. An assessment process that will extract information from lectures, readings and other multimedia presentations via a test
of a basic understanding of the targeted concepts.
2. A project that requires the student to synthesize the course material into an appropriate referral for a fictional nicotine addicted subject.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1) History of Nicotine Use
2) Health Consequences
3) Epidemiological Data
4) Vulnerable Populations
5) Stages of Change
6) Motivational Interviewing
7) Obstacles and Myths about Smoking Cessation
8) Evidenced Based Approaches to Smoking Cessation
9) Medications and Smoking Cessation
10) Smoking Cessation and the 12 Step Community.
11) Resources for Smoking Cessation