Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
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The unit gives students an overview of issues related to addictive behaviours. While the primary emphasis is on substance use, behavioural addictions such as gambling are also addressed. Students are introduced to problems in defining addiction and will be introduced to a range of theories which attempt to explain addictive behaviours. Issues relating to treatment of addictive behaviours will be introduced including prevention of addictive behaviours, assessment and various treatment options available. Students will be introduced to drug policy options in Australia and around the world.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Literature review plan and summary (500 words) (10%)
Critical literature review (2,500 - 3,000 words) (40%)
Hurdle: Students must pass the examination to achieve a pass for this unit.
1 x 2 hour lecture each week, and 1 hour tutorial every second week.
Attendance at tutorials is required in order to successfully complete in-class activities and related assessment tasks. Tutorials are online for off-campus students.
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