SUBSTANCE USE IN AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY

EDU2SUA

2019

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-ordinatorDebra Edwards

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and online materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and online materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and online materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

04. Reflect on teamwork, planning and presentation skills.

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and online materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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

Activities:
Lecture, workshops and online materials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

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 presentation (equivalent to 750 words)30 01, 03, 04
Critical analysis of one current newspaper article (approx. 1500 words)Hurdle: must obtain 50% mark in both research paper and media analysis20 01, 05
Report to a school council on drug education (max. 2250 words)Hurdle: must obtain 50% mark in both research paper and media analysis50 01, 02, 03, 04