PSYCH 010 - Communicable Disease Awareness in Counseling - Units 2

Prerequisite Skills: 1. Advisory: Reading Level III.

Advisories: ENG-001A or ENG-079 each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course is a survey of communicable diseases for counseling professionals. Many clients have a high risk for infectious diseases. Topics include Hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted disease, tuberculosis and other blood borne pathogens. The course will cover the history, transmission and prevention of these infectious diseases. Health issues including the Public Health Model of intervention will be discussed. Types of resources, testing, intervention and counseling techniques will be included along with referral information. The focus will be on clients in mental health, human services and drug and alcohol programs.