This unit 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.
|Unit name||Contexts of Addiction|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Denise McGarry|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
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|Assessment||Essay (50%)|Online Discussion and Summary Paper (50%)|
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