This unit examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. Students will explore epidemiological theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. In addition, students 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 Andrew Foong|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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).
- Demonstrate an understanding of principles underlying substance use and withdrawal.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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|Assessment||Online Discussion (25%)|Essay (50%)|Essay (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There are no required readings for this unit.
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