ERIC Number: ED268434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Curriculum Guides for Pediatrics Faculty: Health Professions Education Curriculum Resources Series, Medicine 4.
Milman, Doris H.; And Others
This document provides two separate curriculum guides for pediatrics faculty to use in teaching medical students. The first section contains the alcohol abuse curriculum guide; the second section contains the drug abuse curriculum guide. The drug abuse guide concentrates on cannabis as a paradigm for all nonalcoholic drugs of abuse. Each guide includes an introduction and five chapters. Chapter 1 of each guide lists curriculum goals and objectives. Chapter 2 examines the pediatrician's role in the curriculum, focusing on subject matter, clinical skills, and attitude. Chapter 3 looks at several areas of core subject matter: history; epidemiology; definitions; biochemical, pharmacological, and physiological effects of alcohol (cannabis); psychological effects of alcohol (cannabis); psychological factors; and treatment. The alcohol abuse curriculum also contains a section on patterns of alcohol use in children and adolescents. Chapter 4 focuses on related drug issues. For the alcohol abuse curriculum, these issues include combined alcohol-polydrug use, management of acute intoxication and untoward reaction, the pregnant adolescent drinker, the fetal alcohol syndrome, and children of alcoholic parents. For the drug abuse curriculum, issues include multiple drug use, fetal drug syndromes, the drug-abusing mother, and management of untoward reactions and overdosage. Chapter 5 considers the problem of the student drinker (drug user). Both curricula conclude with several pages of references and appendices containing Attitudes and Opinions Questionnaires for students and annotated lists of curriculum material. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For a related document, see ED 241 837.