SSWK140 HIV/AIDS and Addiction/CAC
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive
- I. Course Number and Title
- SSWK140 HIV/AIDS and Addiction/CAC Course No Longer Offered
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 2 alternate Fridays (3:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is geared to those who work with people at high risk of becoming HIV+. Participants acquire valuable skills and information for initiating and enhancing HIV disease prevention work with adolescents and adults. New skills are practiced in small group role plays.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- Knowledge of:
- history of the HIV disease in our country, special emphasis on social implications of this process.
- basic understanding of HIV transmission, HIV disease, and antibody testing.
- ways to remove personal and organizational barriers to involvement with HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention.
- An overview of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and how this use is related to HIV disease.
- Concerns that influence sexuality and behaviors. Explore myths and facts about sexual behaviors of specific high risk populations and approaches to encouraging risk behavior reduction.
- Exploration of different cultural issues as they relate to HIV disease and culturally appropriate intervention strategies.
- Knowledge of:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- communication skills
- methods to assess and explore risk taking behaviors
- approaches for negotiating and motivating others to eliminate sexual and/or drug use behaviors that could lead to HIV infection
- methods to assist with pre-test decision making
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Department
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Role playing, papers
Review/Approval Date - 2/96