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MEDI6160

Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use

10 Units

Develops knowledge and skills in: interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use; selection and use of assessment instruments; and an understanding of co morbidity, medical assessment and psychological measures.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

Following successful completion of this course you will be able to:

Describe methodological, practical and ethical considerations in conducting treatment outcome evaluation in clinical settings;

Describe cognitive-behavioral assessment of nicotine, alcohol and other drug problems;

Identify which screening/assessment instruments are relevant to detect alcohol and other drug problems;

Demonstrate competence in administering an alcohol and other drug assessment (AATOM or BTOM).

Demonstrate competence in conducting a CBT assessment interview (see Reading 1.2) and administering the AUDIT (see Reading 5.1, p.35

Demonstrate competence in written case formulations from vignettes.

Content
  1. Develop knowledge and skills in interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use
  2. Selection and use of assessment instruments
  3. Develop an understanding of medical assessment and psychological measures
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Students must work in a setting (either voluntary or paid) which allows approximately 7 days of clinical work with clients with alcohol or other drug problems. Monitoring will be required
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Blackboard Discussion Groups
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Addiction Medicine
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for MEDI6160

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