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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for AD 106 Effective Fall 2021

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

Presents an overview of nicotine addiction and specific evidence-based practices that have been demonstrated to contribute to successful nicotine cessation efforts. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Deliver accurate information to individuals and/or groups using knowledge of nicotine addiction.
  2. Serve as a referral source for individuals who are addicted to nicotine using an understanding of evidence-based nicotine cessation strategies and resources.
  3. Apply the nicotine replacement treatment medications approach in assisting people in meeting nicotine cessation goals.

Course Activities and Design

This is primarily a lecture course. Students will be asked to create a treatment proposal for a specific “client” 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 Nicotine Cessation
8) Evidenced Based Approaches to Nicotine Cessation
9) Medications and Nicotine Cessation
10) Nicotine Cessation and the 12 Step Community.
11) Resources for Nicotine Cessation