Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
Provides an overview of alcohol and other drug use (including synthetic drugs) and drug related problems viewed from a range of perspectives including biopsychosocial, pharmacology, medicine and epidemiology. Neuroadaption, prevention and treatment are also introduced. Emphasises skills for critically analysing sources of information about drugs.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Medicine and Public Health|
Semester 2 - 2014
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Develop core knowledge and analytical skills for understanding alcohol and other drug and drug problems in individuals and groups in their social contexts. On completion, students will be able to: a) demonstrate the ability to think critically about alcohol and other drug use and associated problems and critically analyse sources of information; b) describe and critique models of alcohol and other drug use; c) describe commonly used psychoactive drugs and their effects; d) discuss patterns of alcohol and other drug use; e) discuss the impact of alcohol and other drug use on individuals and families; f) discuss approaches to prevention of drug related problems; g) discuss current psychological and medical trends in treatment for drug problems; h) define emerging psychoactive and synthetic drugs and understand their effects.
|Assumed Knowledge||There is no formal prerequisite for this subject. Experience working in an alcohol or other drug setting is advantageous.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for MEDI6130|