DRUGS, GOVERNANCE AND MODERN SOCIETY

LST2DRU

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this online subject students will acquire an understanding of the complexities surrounding drugs and drug use in contemporary Australia. The subject canvasses: the classification, composition and effects of licit and illicit substances; the development and nature of contemporary drug distribution networks; major approaches to regulating drugs and drug use; and the key debates and challenges involved in formulating policy and practice in this area. Australia's experiences will be considered from a local as well as global perspective with attention being paid to how social, economic and political factors influence understandings and practices relating to drugs.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAV materials, readings, lectures, online activities, forums, quizzes

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have successfully completed 90 credit points of study in a Bachelors Degree

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Distinguish between different drugs according to their classification, composition and effects.
02. Identify and assess key approaches to the regulation of drugs and drug use.
03. Recognise and communicate about how social, economic and political factors have shaped the development of drug distribution, locally and globally.
04. Critically reflect in a well-informed manner on the social, political, economic and ethical challenges involved in formulating approaches to drugs and drug use.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 25 - 28
Three 4.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Quizzes included in online modules

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 online forum posts (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word critical reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 25 - 28
Three 4.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Quizzes included in online modules

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 online forum posts (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word critical reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 25 - 28
Three 4.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Quizzes included in online modules

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 online forum posts (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word critical reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 25 - 28
Three 4.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Quizzes included in online modules

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 online forum posts (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word critical reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Wade

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 25 - 28
Three 4.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Quizzes included in online modules

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

3 online forum posts (equivalent to 750 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One fact sheet (1,000 words) and statement of intent (200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4

One 1,200 word critical reflection

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4