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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The role of the healthcare professional in the harm minimisation space is ever-expanding. You will build on skills learned in Introduction to Substance Use and learn to apply these skills in a practical way in their everyday practice. As well as online activities, you will be required to attend a one-day workshop and an experiential placement to complete this subject.

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsTo ensure knowledge is optimal students are advised to take PHA4MSU as one of the final subjects in this degree. Students must hold a current registration with AHPRA, have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check, Hand Hygiene Certificate, associated immunization requirements, signed consent and placement guidelines before attending placement. Need to complete a minimum of 6 hours clinical placement.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPrimary Health Networks



PublisherStreamliners New Zealand


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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. Evaluate the role of healthcare professionals in maintaining the health of patients with dependence and understand the objectives, legal requirements, ethical considerations and other key aspects of treatment
02. Consolidate an understanding about evidence based patient centred-care and the strategies employed to ensure appropriate diagnosis, treatment and referral.
03. Develop a business strategy to successfully implement medication assisted treatment of opioid dependence into the practice of a pharmacist
04. Evaluate the collaborative role the health professional can play in the multidisciplinary treatment team of a patient being managed for substance dependence working with other professionals and the broader alcohol and other drugs service sector.
05. 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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