LSPS-Prevention Science

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LSPS 5113. Foundations in Prevention Science.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Provides a theoretical and practical basis for exploring the role of primary prevention, examining prevention practice as social action, analyzing prevention systems and development, and evaluating the role of media advocacy and social marketing in effective prevention practice as they relate to substance abuse. (F, Sp, Su)

LSPS 5133. Prevention Across the Lifespan.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of lifespan issues related to substance abuse to include theories of human growth and development, brain development, impact of substances on the brain at various stages of development, transition periods, and strategies to address service provision issues. (F, Sp, Su)

LSPS 5173. Program Development Implementation and Evaluation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Facilitates the development of knowledge and skills essential to understanding and applying concepts, principles, processes and models to plan, design, implement and evaluate substance abuse prevention programs. (F, Sp, Su)

LSPS 5203. Drugs and the Brain.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examination of the effects of drug use on the brain. Topics include physical and functional aspects of the brain, damage to the brain caused by drugs, and how brain damage appears as behavioral patterns that cause problems for individuals, their families, and society in general. (F, Sp, Su)

LSPS 5700. Advanced Topics in Prevention Science.2-9 Credit Hours.

2 to 9 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Advanced studies in various prevention science topics, offered under stated titles determined each semester by the instructor involved. (F, Sp, Su)

LSPS 5920. Internship in Prevention Science.2-6 Credit Hours.

2-6 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, LSTD 5003, and permission of dean. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Field experience directly related to study focus in the Prevention Science program. Requirements include some combination of journal, progress reports, written summary of experiences, or academic paper, and a possible comprehensive examination over these materials. (F, Sp, Su)