SUBSTANCE USE IN AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY

EDU2SUA

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop an understanding of the physical, psychological, social and economic issues relevant to substance use in Australian society. Students explore a range of public policy approaches relating to substance use including a particular focus on education. Students use research evidence to critically evaluate the harm minimization strategies used in their own professional field.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCathleen Farrelly

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedFarrelly, C. (compiler)BENDIGO: LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, describe and explain a range of issues and perspectives related to substance use in Australian society.

Activities:
TBE

02. Evaluate, using research evidence, approaches and strategies available within your field of practice, to deal with substance misuse.

Activities:
TBE

03. Plan, prepare and present information on a specific issue related to substance use.

Activities:
TBE

04. Reflect on teamwork, planning and presentation skills.

Activities:
TBE

05. Analyse and evaluate the impace of the media on substance use issues.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCathleen Farrelly

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group research and presentation30 01, 03, 04
Critical analysis of one current newspaper article (approx. 1500 words)20 01, 05
Report to a school council on drug education (max. 2500 words)Hurdle: must obtain 50% mark in both research paper and media analysis50 01, 02, 03, 04