Projects of Interest to College and Medical Students
NIDA Enters College: Infusing the Science of Addiction into University Curricula
Product Developed: a neuroscience and biology of drug abuse and addiction curriculum that can be easily infused into existing undergraduate college courses in addiction counseling, criminal justice, nursing and social work
Target Audience: college students and their instructors
Goal: : This grant developed a three-hour science of addiction curriculum that can be infused into addiction counseling, criminal justice, nursing and social work courses and creating a study design that will examine the impact of curriculum infusion and instructor fidelity on student knowledge and attitude, and instructor and student satisfaction.
Product Developed: internet tutorial about drug abuse and addiction for use by medical students throughout the country
Target Audience: medical school students and faculty
Goal: This project constructed a unique state of the art internet-based education program on substance abuse for medical students in the US. Tutorials covering the neurobiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical course, psychology and treatment of substance abuse for each of the 4 years of medical school were constructed. Each tutorial utilizes text, tables, figures, animations, movies, a popup glossary and links for additional reading. A central feature of each tutorial is the use of interactive animations and questions that produce immediate feedback to the student regarding their performance.