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This MOOC is the first of its kind, since it addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Throughout the course you will cover a range of questions including what are drugs and why they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? You will also learn about the intricacies of the international drug control framework and the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies around the world. Finally, you will examine ways of furthering drug policy reform. The topics will be presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people who use drugs presenting their views. By the end of the course you will have: - a strong understanding of the major health issues related to drug use and drug policy; - a clear vision of why drug policy is debated today; - and, if you so wish, you will be equipped to engage in the drug policy reform movement at your local or regional level....
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Understanding drugs and the international drug control framework

Welcome to Module 1! This week's material starts by looking at seemingly simple questions such as : « what are drugs ? » and « why do people use drugs ? » It then addresses the question : « why are drug internationally controlled ? » As you will see the answer to this question constitutes one of the founding blocks of the rest of this course. You will learn what legal elements make up the international drug control framework and what that means for countries putting in place different drug policies around the world. Once you have finished this week, you will be able to: explain what drugs and controlled substances are; describe the main elements of the International Drug Control Framework and recognize the diversity of national drug policies under a unique International Drug Control Framework. We hope that you are prepared to work through the interesting and wide-ranging material we have prepared for you. We also encourage you to stop and answer as many of the in-video (or stand-alone) reflective questions we have placed throughout the week, and look forward to receiving any feedback you may have for us! Have a great first week learning about drugs and the international drug control framework! Best wishes,The Drugs, Drug Use, Drug Policy and Health team...
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10 видео (всего 54 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video10 видео
Teaser2мин
Video 1:Introduction to the MOOC4мин
Video 2: Introduction to Module 15мин
Video 3: The social construction of drugs4мин
Video 4: Why do people use drugs?3мин
Video 5: Why are drugs internationally controlled?8мин
Video 6: What constitutes the international drug control framework?8мин
Video 7: Are the international drug control conventions binding on States?7мин
Video 8: The increasing questioning of the prohibition regime2мин
Video 9: UNGASS 2016: a crack in the international consensus?6мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Syllabus and course plan1мин
Map of the content of all Modules15мин
Essential reading for Module 150мин
Optional additional resources for Module 115мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Questions on Video 6 "What constitutes the international drug control framework? "4мин
Question on video 7 "Are the international drug control conventions binding on States? "2мин
Can you name the unintended consequences of the prohibition regime?2мин
Module 1 - Graded Quiz15мин
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3 ч. на завершение

Drug Use Worldwide

Welcome to Module 2 ! This week is all about epidemiology and drug use. Indeed, it seems pretty obvious that when looking at drug use around the world, we need to know what we are talking about ; but as you will see, for various reasons, it isn’t always that easy. You will also hear from people who use drugs, telling you about the stigmatisation they often face as well as from scientists who will share their knowledge about how drugs should be classified according to their harms and what the benefits and harms of taking certain drugs are. You will also learn what dependence really means and what health-related issues can sometimes arise with certain drugs and forms of drug use. By the end of the Module you will be able to : • Recall facts, figures and misconceptions about drug use; • Categorize drugs and their relative harms; • Describe problematic drug use and dependence and their negative consequences for individuals and the community. Don’t forget to have a look at the additional optional resources. We hope this week challenges a number of ideas you may have about drug use and their benefits and harms for example; and that you learn a lot about questions related to drugs and health. Best wishes,The Drugs, Drug Use, Drug Policy and Health team...
Reading
9 видео (всего 55 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video9 видео
Video 2: Epidemiology of drug use4мин
Video 3: What is the World Drug Report?3мин
Video 4: Perceptions about drugs and drug users around the world8мин
Video 5: Stigmatization of women who use drugs4мин
Video 6: What does science tell us about the benefits and harms of using drugs?8мин
Video 7: Classifying drugs according to their harms5мин
Video 8: Does drug use mean dependence?9мин
Video 9: Health issues related to drug use7мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Essential reading for Module 250мин
Optional additional resources for Module 215мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Quiz on perceptions of drugs and people who use drugs2мин
Can you classify drugs according to their relative harms?2мин
What do you know about health issues related to drug use?2мин
Module 2 - Graded Quiz20мин
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3 ч. на завершение

Module 3: Addressing drug use and health: prevention, harm reduction and treatment

Welcome to Module 3 which focuses on public health, harm reduction and treatment. In this Module you will see how public health policies address drug use ; become familiar with various harm reduction concepts and tools and learn a bit about the history as well. You will learn a lot about harm reduction itself, seeing how it can fit into existing health policies and look at how policies can include prevention, harm reduction and treatment in a complementary fashion. By the end of the Module you will be able to : • Recall the concepts and list the tools of harm reduction.• Assess treatment options for dependence• and Explain how prevention, harm reduction and treatment complement each other.We hope this week will provide you with a good sense of what harm reduction is and how it fits within wider public health–oriented policies. This week also builds on what you have learnt in Module 2, with regard to certain health issues and looking at when treatment for dependence may be necessary. Don’t forget to go through the essential reading list and look at the optional additional resources. Best wishes,The Drugs, Drug Use, Drug Policy and Health team...
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8 видео (всего 56 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video8 видео
Video 2: How public health policies address drug use8мин
Video 3: Harm reduction: concept and tools5мин
Video 4: What is the history of harm reduction?4мин
Video 5: Harm reduction is effective6мин
Video 6: When is treatment necessary?5мин
Video 7: Fitting harm reduction into existing health policies6мин
Video 8: Prevention, harm reduction and treatment complement one another16мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Essential reading for Module 350мин
Optional additional resources for Module 340мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Can you name key populations related to drug use? and what do you know about the effectiveness of harm reduction measures?4мин
Can harm reduction be integrated into health policies?2мин
Module 3 - Graded Quiz20мин
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Module 4: Questioning prohibition-based policies

Welcome to Module 4 which looks at questioning prohibition-based policies. In this Module, you will discover that most drug policies in the world are based on prohibition law enforcement and criminalization of drug use ; and see that such policies have a number of negative consequences on people’s health as well as on their human rights. This Module will also look at law enforcement more closely and reveal how it can cooperate to improve health. You will learn about the human rights framework and the drug control framework and see what human rights violations, stemming from the implementation of prohibitionist drug policies, look like around the world. Finally, you will also see that drug policies are connected to development and the environment, most often not in a good way, with prohibition fueling violence, crime and corruption and impeding development. By the end of this Module you will be able to: • Evaluate the extent to which prohibition-based policies have succeeded or failed in reducing drug production, trafficking and consumption; • Describe the negative impacts of prohibition-based policies on health, human rights and development; • Recall how prohibition-based policies fuel organized crime and trafficking. We hope this week will provide you with valuable insight into the reality of prohibitionist drug policies, for people in communities all over the world ; and help you see what have been the consequences of these policies, in terms of their impact on human rights, health and development. We also hope you enjoy the essential reading and optional additional resources we have prepared for you. Best wishes,The Drugs, Drug Use, Drug Policy and Health team...
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15 видео (всего 119 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video15 видео
Video 2: Most drug policies in the world are based on prohibition law enforcement and criminalization of drug use9мин
Video 3: Are prohibition law enforcement drug policies effective?7мин
Video 4: The negative impact on health of prohibition law enforcement drug policies5мин
Video 5: The impact of law enforcement on public health and public safety6мин
Video 6: How law enforcement and health can cooperate to improve health8мин
Video 7: How the human rights framework and the drug control framework interact12мин
Video 8: Prohibitionist drug policies: violations of human rights9мин
Video 9: Prohibitionist drug policies: violations of human rights of women who use drugs14мин
Video 10: A closer look at drug policies in Asia – the limits of extremity in drug policy8мин
Video 11: Violations of human rights in Central America and South America6мин
Video 12: Prohibitionist law enforcement drug policies negatively impact development and the environment6мин
Video 13: Prohibition fuels violence, crime and corruption9мин
Video 14: How prohibition fuels violence, crime and corruption: the situation in Central America6мин
Video 15: How drug law enforcement affects drug markets5мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Essential reading for Module 450мин
Optional additional resources for Module 4мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Quiz on the relationship between international drug laws and international human rights laws2мин
Module 4 - Graded Quiz20мин

Преподавателя

Michel Kazatchkine

Senior Fellow
Global Health Center, Graduate Institute for International Affairs and Development, Geneva

Barbara Broers

Professor (in Addiction Medicine)
Community Health Departement, Geneva University Hospitals

Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe

Researcher and Lecturer
Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva

Aymeric Reyre

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine, Paris 13 University

О University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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