Courses & Units

Addictive Behaviours KHA601

Introduction

This Unit provides an introduction to studies in addictive behaviours in preparation for employment in the areas of alcohol and other substance counselling, treatment and prevention. It provides an overview of models of treatment and prevention of addictive behaviours with an emphasis on substance use disorders and behavioural addictions, such as gambling. Policy options and approaches to drug education and harm reduction are also introduced.

Summary

Unit name Addictive Behaviours
Unit code KHA601
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an adequate understanding of the national social and policy context for provision of addiction counselling assessment & intervention
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of theories and process of the main models of addiction treatment
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and capacity for, engagement, comprehensive psychosocial assessment, treatment matching and referral
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and capacity to, undertake various forms of individual addiction counselling and group work
  • Demonstrate the application of self-reflective processes in refinement of your own addiction counselling competence.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Concurrent Prerequisites

KHA501

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-day workshops; weekly online content and activities.

AssessmentSelf-reflection (30%)|Infographic (30%)|Case Study (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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