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Provides students with an understanding of the use and problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive drugs.
Students investigate fundamental concepts about drug use and drug users, psychoactive drug use, the nature of addiction and dependency and behaviour change. Australian and international approaches to drug policy, intervention initiatives, alcohol and other drug counselling skills, and evidence-based approaches to reducing harm are also covered.
Two units within this major require students to attend on-campus classes. Students who are unable to attend classes may, with the permission of the Course Coordinator, substitute two online counselling units from the School of Arts and Humanities.
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|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|ADS1151||Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts||15|
|ADS1252||Addiction Studies: Psychoactive Drugs||15|
|ADS2253||Addiction Studies: Processes of Change||15|
|ADS2356||Addiction Studies: Intervention Initiatives||15|
|ADS3355||Addiction Studies: Social Action||15|
|ADS3252||Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 1||15|
|ADS3351||Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 2||15|
|ADS3458||Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice||15|
There are interesting and dynamic addiction studies career pathways available in a range of health promotion agencies, not-for-profit organisations, research centres, welfare agencies, corrective services and the justice sector.
Community Health Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Officer, Youth Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Care Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Officer, Drug Policy Worker, Quit Smoking Project Officer, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Research Officer, Health Project Coordinator
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