Courses & Units

Contexts of Addiction CNA547

Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Contexts of Addiction
Unit code CNA547
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Andrew Foong
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
060399 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • 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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Teaching

AssessmentOnline Discussion (25%)|Essay (50%)|Essay (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

There are no required readings for this unit.

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