Substance dependence and addiction (8ASF027)

Substance dependence and addiction (8ASF027)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma
Availability ~ Teaching Period 5
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

This unit will develop knowledge of substance dependence and gambling behaviour. Models of addiction will be contrasted, and the treatment landscape will be explored. Lived experience perspectives will be considered along with evidence-based treatment approaches that draw on genuine collaboration.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of recovery-oriented and evidence-based approaches for working with people who experience substance related and addictive conditions.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Understanding substance related conditions
Week 2 Substance related conditions I
Week 3 Substance related conditions II
Week 4 Substance related conditions III
Week 5 Addictive conditions