Postgraduate | TAS-CNA547 | 2024
Contexts of Addiction
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Contexts of Addiction
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Discuss policy and strategy which direct addiction service provision
- Reflect on epidemiological theories in relation to addiction
- Identify effects of psychoactive drugs illicit and licit on the central nervous system (cns)
- Discuss with an understanding of the principles underlying substance use and withdrawal
- Module 1: An introduction to contexts of addiction (week 1-2). Overview of key concepts. National drug strategy
- Module 2: The factors that lead to addiction (week 3-6): Epidemiology. Drug types and effects. The brain and addiction. The environment
- Module 3: Types of addiction (week 7-9). Classifying addiction. Emerging concerns.
- Module 4: Treating addiction (week 10-12). Treatment principles and guidelines. Responding to addiction in diverse populations
This subject examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. You will explore epidemiological theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. In addition, you will extend their knowledge and understanding of treatment approaches, withdrawal management and toxicology.
- Online Discussion and Summary Paper (50%)
- Essay (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-ADS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies for Health Professionals
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses