FUNDAMENTALS OF DRUG USE IN SOCIETY

PHA4DUS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Drug use affects almost everybody in society. The role of the pharmacist in managing the harms of drug use is increasingly recognized as a vital part of the profession. This subject will explore rates of drug use and harms, the pathophysiology and pharmacology behind drug use and the ways that pharmacists can mitigate the risks of harm.  You will also apply critical thinking, self-reflection and judgement to recognise the health inequities and disparities, including the impact of social determinants of health in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNick Standen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Stahls Essential Psychopharmacology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorStahl, S

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th

PublisherCambridge University Press

ISBN9781107686465

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Drug use in Australia: preventing harm (2ND Ed)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKing, T, Ritter, A & Lee, N

Year2018

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PublisherOxford University Press Australia & New Zealand

ISBN9780190306458

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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. Apply critical thinking, self-reflection and judgement to recognise the health inequities and disparities in vulnerable members of the community, including the impact of social determinants of health in a respectful, culturally appropriate, compassionate, responsive and empathetic manner
02. Describe the pharmacology behind commonly abused drugs both legal and illicit and describe the pathophysiology of drug dependence
03. Analyse the delivery of harm minimisation approaches and strategies to reduce harm to patients and the community from misuse of legal and illegal drugs
04. Critically analyse the role of the pharmacist in treatment and mitigation of risk from drug use
05. Outline and interpret the law and literature with regard to service provision in the harm reduction space and investigate strategies to overcome issues in order to deliver optimal patient outcomes

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNick Standen

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Video case study (1000-word equivalent)

Feedback and comments returned to students within 3 weeks of submission.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

3x LMS Multiple Choice Quizzes (online) (3x 400-word equivalent = 1200 words equivalent total)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral Exam (1500 words equivalent)

Feedback not returned for summative assessment.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5