Introduction to Psychoactive Substances
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- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- discuss factors that influence the development of attitudes and behaviours relating to drug use
- understand the epidemiology of drug use in Australia
- contrast various models used to understand drug use problems
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of what is meant by drug dependence and recognise commonalities across addiction behaviours
- demonstrate knowledge of harm reduction approaches and the philosophy underpinning them.
- To be advised in subject outline
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-PSB210C-Introduction to Psychoactive Substances (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject covers the descriptive, theoretical, and empirical foundations of drugs and their effects. Using Australian and international data, it covers the processes of drug use (e.g., addiction) from pharmacological, psychological, familial, and social perspectives. This subject also examines individual differences in drug use and harm reduction approaches.
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- Online Discussion (25%)
- Written Report (25%)
- Essay (50%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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