Addictions and Mental Health Studies
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1.Describe the fundamental theories and premises associated with approaches to explaining human development.
2. Identify the contributing factors that influence addictions and mental health issues.
3.Differentiate between mental health, mental illness, and mental disorders.
4.Identify the contributing factors that influence addictions and mental health issues.
5. Identify the signs and symptoms exhibited by persons dealing with various addictions or mental health issues.
6.Identify addiction issues in relation to specific target populations.
7.Distinguish between substance use, substance misuse, and dependency.
8.Explain the pharmacological effects and behavioural manifestations of substance abuse.
9.Analyze the concepts of stigma, resilience, recovery and quality of life in order to determine how they shape socio-political perspectives related to mental health and wellness in Canada.
10.Discuss current and future strategies regarding mental illness and addiction and its potential influences on Canadian society.
11.List the various treatment options and community programs available for people facing issues related to addictions or mental health.
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