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Semaine
1
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3 heures pour terminer

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...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 54 min), 4 lectures, 4 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Teaser2 min
Video 1:Introduction to the MOOC4 min
Video 2: Introduction to Module 15 min
Video 3: The social construction of drugs4 min
Video 4: Why do people use drugs?3 min
Video 5: Why are drugs internationally controlled?8 min
Video 6: What constitutes the international drug control framework?8 min
Video 7: Are the international drug control conventions binding on States?7 min
Video 8: The increasing questioning of the prohibition regime2 min
Video 9: UNGASS 2016: a crack in the international consensus?6 min
Reading4 lectures
Syllabus and course plan1 min
Map of the content of all Modules15 min
Essential reading for Module 150 min
Optional additional resources for Module 115 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Questions on Video 6 "What constitutes the international drug control framework? "4 min
Question on video 7 "Are the international drug control conventions binding on States? "2 min
Can you name the unintended consequences of the prohibition regime?2 min
Module 1 - Graded Quiz15 min
Semaine
2
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 55 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Video 2: Epidemiology of drug use4 min
Video 3: What is the World Drug Report?3 min
Video 4: Perceptions about drugs and drug users around the world8 min
Video 5: Stigmatization of women who use drugs4 min
Video 6: What does science tell us about the benefits and harms of using drugs?8 min
Video 7: Classifying drugs according to their harms5 min
Video 8: Does drug use mean dependence?9 min
Video 9: Health issues related to drug use7 min
Reading2 lectures
Essential reading for Module 250 min
Optional additional resources for Module 215 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz on perceptions of drugs and people who use drugs2 min
Can you classify drugs according to their relative harms?2 min
What do you know about health issues related to drug use?2 min
Module 2 - Graded Quiz20 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
3 heures pour terminer

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...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 56 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Video 2: How public health policies address drug use8 min
Video 3: Harm reduction: concept and tools5 min
Video 4: What is the history of harm reduction?4 min
Video 5: Harm reduction is effective6 min
Video 6: When is treatment necessary?5 min
Video 7: Fitting harm reduction into existing health policies6 min
Video 8: Prevention, harm reduction and treatment complement one another16 min
Reading3 lectures
Essential reading for Module 350 min
Optional additional resources for Module 340 min
Survey: your language profile and your use of subtitles5 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Can you name key populations related to drug use? and what do you know about the effectiveness of harm reduction measures?4 min
Can harm reduction be integrated into health policies?2 min
Module 3 - Graded Quiz20 min
Semaine
4
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4 heures pour terminer

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...
Reading
15 vidéos (Total 119 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Video 2: Most drug policies in the world are based on prohibition law enforcement and criminalization of drug use9 min
Video 3: Are prohibition law enforcement drug policies effective?7 min
Video 4: The negative impact on health of prohibition law enforcement drug policies5 min
Video 5: The impact of law enforcement on public health and public safety6 min
Video 6: How law enforcement and health can cooperate to improve health8 min
Video 7: How the human rights framework and the drug control framework interact12 min
Video 8: Prohibitionist drug policies: violations of human rights9 min
Video 9: Prohibitionist drug policies: violations of human rights of women who use drugs14 min
Video 10: A closer look at drug policies in Asia – the limits of extremity in drug policy8 min
Video 11: Violations of human rights in Central America and South America6 min
Video 12: Prohibitionist law enforcement drug policies negatively impact development and the environment6 min
Video 13: Prohibition fuels violence, crime and corruption9 min
Video 14: How prohibition fuels violence, crime and corruption: the situation in Central America6 min
Video 15: How drug law enforcement affects drug markets5 min
Reading2 lectures
Essential reading for Module 450 min
Optional additional resources for Module 4 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz on the relationship between international drug laws and international human rights laws2 min
Module 4 - Graded Quiz20 min

Enseignants

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Michel Kazatchkine

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

Professor (in Addiction Medicine)
Community Health Departement, Geneva University Hospitals
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Jennifer Hasselgard-Rowe

Researcher and Lecturer
Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva
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Aymeric Reyre

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine, Paris 13 University

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