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This page lists 47 University of Washington courses related to alcohol and drug abuse, however they are not necessarily taught every year. For graduate training in addiction research and clinical practice, see: http://adai.washington.edu/training/uwgrad.htm. Please send additions and corrections to the course list to: adai@u.washington.edu.

  • PHARM 591 -- Community Collaborations in Healthcare Practicum
    Professor: Kedzierski
    Faculty and students collaborate with representatives from the Salvation Army ARC and other community sites to improve health literacy and health outcomes of men and women residents/patients in addiction recovery. Credit/no credit only. [2, max 8 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/pharmacy.html

Distance Learning - UW Extention

  • UW EXT -- Addiction and the Brain: The Brain's Reward System (Online)
    Professor: Horita, Rude, Williamson, Buckland.
    This is the first of two courses in the "Addiction and the Brain" certificate program. This course provides in-depth information about core concepts necessary for understanding brain structures and functions related to addiction. It engages participants in discussions and assists them in conducting activities that ensure conceptual understanding. Specific topics include: Addiction and nervous system overview, Neurotransmission, and the Dopaminergic system. [5.0 CEUs, 50 Contact hours credits]
    Course web site: http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/certificates/adb/adb_gen.asp
  • UW EXT -- Addiction and the Brain: The Mechanisms of Addiction (Online)
    This is the second of two courses in the "Addiction and the Brain" certificate program. This second course helps participants understand the onset of addiction as a disease of the brain, and increases understanding of current addiction research. Participants gain a sense of the scope of addiction research and awareness about research methodologies. This course strengthens skills in accessing research literature to promote continued learning. Course content includes: Sequence of events in the addiction disease, and Current addiction research. [5.0 CEUs, 50 Contact hours credits]
    Course web site: http://www.extension.washington.edu/ext/certificates/adb/adb_gen.asp

Education

  • B EDUC 423 -- Knowing, Teaching, Assessing in Health, Fitness and Issues of Abuse (Bothell campus)
    Professor: Barbara Casey
    Examines health and fitness as it relates to children's development of responsibility health promoting behaviors; how to identify physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse; teacher report responsibilities; and methods of teaching about abuse/prevention. Open to Bothell Teacher Certification Program students only. [3 credits]
    Course web site: http://www.washington.edu/students/icd/B/beduc/423caseyb6.html
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatb/beduc.html

Health Services

  • HSERV 558 -- Tobacco and Public Health : Impact, Prevention, Treatment, and Policy
    Professor: Halperin
    Integrates multiple disciplinary perspectives to provide a comprehensive overview of the history, health effects, policy, prevention, and treatment of tobacco use. Utilizes readings, stimulates discussions, and hosts renowned experts to provide students with the foundation to understand and address the local, national, and global epidemic of tobacco use. [1-3 credits]
    Course web site: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/hlthsvcs.html

Interschool or Intercollege Programs

  • UCONJ 548 -- Current Issues in First Nations Behavioral Health : Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Historical and intergenerational antecedents of tribal psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Oppression, economic circumstances, and family functioning as shaping mechanisms for attachment. Implications of insufficient attachment for neuro-development and developmental psychopathology. Traditional vs. mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment. Self as provider to tribal clients, communities, systems. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/uconjoint.html

Law, Societies and Justice

  • LSJ 376 -- Drugs and Society
    Professor: Beckett
    Explores the questions of drug use and abuse, social and political factors that shape response to their use, and the social conditions under which drug use is likely to have adverse consequences. Also covers U.S. drug control policy, the political economy of legal and illegal drugs, and political aspects of drug use. Offered: jointly with SOC 376. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/lsj.html

Medicine

  • CONJ 475 -- Alcoholism : A Course for Medical Students and Students in the Allied Health Sciences
    Professor: Kivlahan, Sampson
    A lecture course for medical students in the allied health sciences in any year that will cover an introduction to the epidemiology, diagnostic strategies, natural history, physiologic effects, and treatment of alcohol-related disorders. [2 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/conj.html
  • CONJ 556 -- Addiction: Mechanisms, Prevention, Treatment
    Professor: Chavkin
    Presents the key research advances, insights, methods, and challenges for understanding drug addiction from psychological, pharmacological, psychiatric, community prevention, legal, and neurodevelopmental perspectives. Enhances familiarity with the multidisciplinary approaches required to understand addiction as a disease. [2 credits]
    Course web site: http://adai.washington.edu/confederation/conj556.htm
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/conj.html
  • CONJ 680 -- Detoxification and Rehabilitation Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
    Professor: Reoux
    Supervised introduction to alcoholic detoxification and rehabilitation and drug abuse. Supervised clinical experience in a variety of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment programs; accompanied by a core series of lectures and discussions. For medical students only. Prerequisite: PBSCI 664, PBSCI 665, PBSCI 666, PBSCI 667, or PBSCI 668. Open to medical students only.
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/conj.html
  • FAMED 681 -- Indian Health Care Clerkship
    Individually designed learning experience allows student to choose training opportunities, including Indian IHS Clinics, Tribal 638 Health Programs, IHS Public Health Program, Urban Indian Health programs, Tribal Council Health activities, and Tribal/IHS Alcoholism Treatment programs. Prerequisite: completion of required third-year clerkships, UCONJ 530, and permission of instructor. Open to medical students only.
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/famed.html
  • HUBIO 564 -- Principles of Pharmacology II
    Professor: Charles Chavkin
    This course features lectures and conferences on the effects of drugs acting on the central nervous system. The course's emphasis is on physiological and biochemical mechanisms with consideration of their therapeutic and adverse effects. Drugs discussed include stimulants, antidepressants, sedatives, sleep medications, neuroleptics, pain medications, herbal medications, and many others.
    Course web site: http://courses.washington.edu/hubio564/schedule.html

Neurobiology

Nursing

  • NCLIN 510 -- Group Work with High-Risk Youth
    Theory and application course in group counseling for high-risk youth. Central theme is group leader effectiveness in helping young people increase school performance, decrease drug involvement, and increase emotional well-being. Open to graduate students in nursing, education, and related human services professions. [3-6, max 6 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursingcl.html
  • NURS 488 -- Youth at High Risk for Drug Abuse, Suicide Behaviors, Aggression, and Depression
    Study of adolescent problem behaviors: causes, connections, and contexts. Two central themes are understanding vulnerability to drug abuse, suicide behaviors, and other related behaviors within social network contexts and exploring implications for prevention and early intervention programming. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursing.html
  • NURS 489 -- Alcohol Problems in Family and Society
    Analysis of family problems associated with alcoholism. Emphasis on psychological, cultural, and social implications; examination of various counseling practices employed and theories of prevention. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursing.html
  • NURS 556 -- Addictions and Substance Abuse: Biopsychosocial Perspectives
    Psychosocial and pathophysiological aspects of substance use examined for their effects on individuals and families throughout life span. Theories and empirical findings serve as basis for evaluating preventive and therapeutic nursing approaches to substance use disorders, including those related to target populations. Prerequisite: basic course in biological sciences. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursing.html
  • NURS 557 -- Health, Culture, and Community
    A theory and skills class concerning development of personal and organizational cultural competence in community-based participatory research. Core concepts of cultural competence are considered as they are practiced in community settings. Fieldwork required. Offered: jointly with HSERV 576 [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursing.html
  • NURS 565 -- Self-Management Strategies and Techniques in Patient Care
    Theories underlying cognitive/behavioral self-management strategies and techniques in patient care. Evaluation of the clinical appropriateness and utility for nursing. Application to such clinical problems as abstinence in the recovering alcoholic, depression, and eating disorders. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of faculty. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/nursing.html

Pharmacology

  • PHCOL 512 -- General Pharmacology II
    Professor: Bajjalieh
    Consideration of the neurobiological basis of drug action on the central nervous system, including mechanism of action and therapeutic use in psychiatric disorders; nerodegeneration/neuroinflammation; control of neuronal excitability and pain; and drug abuse and addition. Lecture, group discussion, and analysis of recent research. Prerequisite: organic chemistry, biochemistry, introductory anatomy, and physiology. Offered: Sp. [1-5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/pharma.html
  • PHCOL 534 -- Molecular Basis of Addictive Drug Action
    Professor: Chavkin, Mackie, Stella
    Advanced consideration and discussion of current literature addressing the basis of opiate, phychostimulant, and cannabinoid effects on signal transduction events, electrical activity of neurons, and drip-motivated behaviors in animal models of human drug abuse. Prerequisite: PHCOL 512 or permission of instructor. [2 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/pharma.html

Pharmacy

  • PHARM 537 -- Chemical Dependency Concepts
    Professor: Kedzierski
    Examines the development of therapeutic frame. Includes the genesis of addiction harm reduction strategies, legal and ethical considerations, medication management in the substance-abusing population, impaired pharmacist rehabilitation, detection and dealing with substance abuse issues in pharmacy practice, community resources. Course offered to Pharm.D. professional students. Credit/no credit only. [2 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/pharmacy.html
  • PHARM 538 -- Chemical Dependency Issues in Practice
    Professor: Kedzierski
    Emphasis on drug classes, pharmacologic management of abstinence and withdrawal, drug testing, drug use in pregnancy, treatment options and recovery, codependency and legal and ethical considerations. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: PHARM 537. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/pharmacy.html

Philosophy

  • PHIL 314 -- Philosophy of Crime and Punishment
    Professor: Moore
    Examination of philosophical theories regarding criminal habits and punishment and the philosophical problems connected with specific topics in criminal law. Examines proper subject matter of criminal law (drug use, pornography, euthanasia); limits of criminal sanctions; crime and privilege (corporate crime, white-collar crime, blackmail); justifications for punishment; mercy; and execution. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/phil.html

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

  • PBSCI 499 -- Undergraduate Research
    Professor: Larimer
    499 courses are opportunities to participate in ongoing research in the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry, or for the development of an individual investigative project under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. Larimer offers research experience that includes participation in varied research tasks, developing an understanding of pertinent issues involved in developing and implementing of secondary prevention programs for college students, learning about recently published addictive behaviors research, and joining a large research team. Offered: S,A [max. 15 credits]
    Course web site: http://www.washington.edu/students/icd/S/psychbehav/499larimer.html
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 505 -- Psychiatry Preceptorship
    Professor: Combs
    Opportunity for first- and second-year medical students to gain direct experience with clinical faculty members in psychiatry. Includes opportunities to observe different areas of psychiatry including addiction, child, geriatrics, community, crisis, and consultation. Prerequisite: permission of department. [1 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 662 -- Basic Psychiatry Clerkship - Missoula
    Students work at St. Patrick Hospital with adult and adolescent inpatients and in the emergency room for emergent care exposure. Students will have outpatient experience through the Adult Intensive Outpatient program, Pain Treatment Center and in faculty outpatient practices. Didactics include psychopharmacology, addiction, psychosis, mood disorders, child and geriatric psychiatry. Prerequisite: completion of the HUBIO series; third and fourth year students. [12 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 663 -- Basic Psychiatry Clerkship - Billings
    Students work at St. Patrick Hospital with adult and adolescent inpatients and in the emergency room for emergent care exposure. Students will have outpatient experience through the Adult Intensive Outpatient program, Pain Treatment Center and in faculty outpatient practices. Didactics include psychopharmacology, addiction, psychosis, mood disorders, child and geriatric psychiatry. Prerequisite: completion of the HUBIO series; third and fourth year students. [12 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 669 -- Basic Psychiatry Clerkship, Wyoming
    Students work in the Wyoming Behavioral Institute with adult, adolescent, and child inpatients. Students have some outpatient experience and emergent care assessment experience at the Wyoming Medical Center. Didactics and discussion include topics such as psychopharmacology, emergent care and assessment, diagnosis, and substance abuse issues. [12 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 677 -- Alcohol and Drug Treatment Clerkship at American Lake VA
    Professor: Lim
    Student assists in every phase of the substance-abuse treatment, including admission interviews, patient evaluation, problem identification, group and individual psychotherapy, assertiveness training, anger control, human sexuality, medical evaluation and treatment, couples therapy, discharge and aftercare planning. Experience primarily clinical. Prerequisite: either PBSCI 665, PBSCI 666, PBSCI 667, or PBSCI 668. (Four to six weeks, full-time.) Open to medical students only. [8-12 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html
  • PBSCI 688 -- Subinternship in General Psychiatry
    Students function as interns under the supervision of house staff and attending psychiatrists. Further development of their diagnostic and therapeutic skills emphasized. Special areas of interest, such as family intervention, substance abuse, psychoses, neuropsychiatry, community psychiatry, administration, research pursued. Prerequisite: either PBSCI 665, PBSCI 666, PBSCI 667, or PBSCI 668; permission of instructor. (Four or six weeks, full-time.) Open to medical students only.
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psychbehav.html

Psychology

  • PSYCH 322 -- Introduction to Drugs and Behavior
    Professor: Diaz
    Basic concepts of drug action emphasizing the behavioral consequences of the intake of a variety of drugs. Prerequisite: either PSYCH 202 or PSYCH 222. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psych.html
  • PSYCH 404 -- Psychobiology of Motivation
    Physiological mechanisms underlying thirst, salt appetite, hunger, reproduction, drug addiction, and fear. Evolutionary and learning processes that influence motivation. Prerequisite: 2.0 in PSYCH 202. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psych.html
  • T PSYCH 406 -- Chemical Dependency (Tacoma campus)
    Examines the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors involved in drug dependency. Examines prevention, intervention, treatment, and 12-step programs including those related to various ethnic and cultural groups. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tpsych.html

Pyschology

  • PSYCH 202 -- Biopsychology
    Professor: Kim, Mizumori, Olavarria
    Examines the biological basis of behavior, the nervous system, how it works to control behavior and sense the world, and what happens when it malfunctions. Topics include learning and memory, development, sex, drugs, sleep, the senses, emotions, and mental disorders. Prerequisite: PSYCH 101. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/psych.html

Social Welfare

  • SOC WF 201 -- Advances in Prevention Science: Bridging the Gap from Science to Service
    Investigates the potential for preventing major social problems (child abuse and neglect, alcohol misuse, and interpersonal violence). Critically examines the state of prevention science, dialogue about ways to enhance the exchange of ideas between research and practice communities, and explore implications for social policy. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwlbasw.html

Social Work

  • SOC W 514 -- Foundation Practice Skills
    Professor: Farwell, Old Person Jr., Lustbader
    Focus on the teaching of practice skills (micro, mezzo, and/or macro) associated with key contemporary themes in social work. Possible topics include social work with American Indian communities, adult interpersonal violence, and assessment and brief intervention in substance abuse and dependence. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwk.html
  • SOC W 530 -- Advanced Practice with Diverse Children and Families
    Builds on foundation frameworks and competencies to develop specialized knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable children and families. An ecological framework informs family- and community-centered assessment and intervention that is empowering, culturally responsive, and clinically relevant. Foci include resilience, violence, attachment, loss, substance abuse, and disability. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwk.html
  • SOC W 542 -- Social Work Practice in Community Mental Health I
    Emphasizes recovery-oriented practice with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance disorders. Trains for generalist social work practice in most community mental health settings: community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, jails, homeless shelters, on-the-streets, client's homes, etc. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwk.html
  • SOC W 572 -- Chemical Dependency -- Drug Effects, Assessment, and Treatment Referral Issues
    Provides students with the knowledge and basic skills to recognize and understand the dynamics of chemical dependency in the lives of individuals, how to assess the presence of this disorder, and what the issues are in referring individuals to treatment for this disorder. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwk.html
  • SOC W 593 -- Social Work Practice with Chemically Dependent Adults: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
    Teaches skills in four contexts: (1) incorporating questions concerning alcohol/drug use in an assessment of new clients, (2) conducting a comprehensive alcohol/drug assessment when a problem has been identified, (3) offering a brief motivational enhancement intervention to ambivalent clients, and (4) delivering cognitive-behavioral counseling focusing on overcoming dependence. [3 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwk.html
  • SOC WF 101 -- Social Work in Action : Bridging the Gap from Science to Service
    Explores current social work practice and research applied to major societal problems. Lectures and discussions by leading faculty introduce students to the evidence-based perspective underlying program planning and practice innovation. Topics include: juvenile delinquency, child maltreatment, domestic violence, foster care reform, mental health, school violence, substance abuse, and poverty. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwlbasw.html
  • SOC WL 579 -- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Prevention Science: Children and Adolescents
    Professor: J. David Hawkins; Paula Nurius
    This course presents an overview of theory, research, and practice in prevention science. A developmental perspective is used to focus on factors that promote or inhibit healthy development at different stages and during transitions. The focus is from before birth through age 21. Topics include the promotion of healthy development in childhood and adolescence and the prevention of child abuse and neglect, developmental delays, early pregnancy, violence and delinquent behavior, school misbehavior, dropout; and mental health disorders, including conduct disorders and substance abuse. Offered A. [3 credits]
    Course web site: http://adai.washington.edu/courses/socwl579a.pdf
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/socwl.html
  • T SOCWF 352 -- Women in the Criminal Justice System (Tacoma campus)
    Explores the history, societal impact, and future of women within the U.S. criminal justice system. Focuses on factors which contribute to female incarceration including poverty, physical and sexual victimization, chemical dependency, and major mental illness. Gender-responsive strategies designed for advocacy and empowerment address major economic and social justice issues. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/tsocwf.html

Sociology

  • SOC 271 -- Introduction to the Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
    Professor: Renfrow
    Examination of deviance, deviant behavior, and social control. Deviance as a social process; types of deviant behavior (e.g., suicide, mental illness, drug use, crime, "sexual deviance," delinquency); theories of deviance and deviant behavior; nature and social organization of societal reactions; and social and legal policy issues. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/soc.html#soc270
  • SOC 376 -- Drugs and Society
    Explores the questions of drug use and abuse, social and political factors that shape response to their use, and the social conditions under which drug use is likely to have adverse consequences. Also covers U.S. drug control policy, the political economy of legal and illegal drugs, and political aspects of drug use. Offered jointly with LSJ 376. [5 credits]
    UW Catalog entry: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/soc.html