INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

PHA4ISU

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the underlying theory behind substance use and dependence and the diagnosis and management of substance use disorder. You will review the neurobiology and neuropharmacology of dependence and addiction and analyse and apply the current guidelines in clinical management, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, of substance use disorder and dependence on opioids.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPene Wood

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

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SCAMB

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Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

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Readings

HealthPathways

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPHNs AUS

Year2018

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PublisherPrimary Health Networks

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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. Critically review the aetiology, screening and clinical management, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, of substance dependence and substance use disorder
02. Critically review and develop strategies to recognise, prevent and respond to problematic illicit and pharmaceutical drug use
03. Analyse the structural and functional aspects of the central nervous system that are involved in dependence and substance use disorder.
04. Analyse the influences on the patient consultation process and therapeutic relationship and how it may influence a patient's behaviour and the clinician's decision-making in relation to the given situation.

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