Clinical Assessment Of Drug/Alcohol Use
|Course code MEDI6160||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Develops knowledge and skills in: interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use; selection and use of assessment instruments; and an understanding of comorbidity, medical assessment and psychological measures.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Following successful completion of this course you will be able to:|
Describe methodological, practical and ethical considerations in conducting treatment outcome evaluation in clinical settings;
Describe cognitive-behavioral assessment of nicotine, alcohol and other drug problems;
Identify which screening/assessment instruments are relevant to detect alcohol and other drug problems;
Demonstrate competence in administering an alcohol and other drug assessment (AATOM or BTOM).
Demonstrate competence in conducting a CBT assessment interview (see Reading 1.2) and administering the AUDIT (see Reading 5.1, p.35
Demonstrate competence in written case formulations from vignettes.
|Content||1. Develop knowledge and skills in interviewing clients about nicotine, alcohol and other drug use|
2. Selection and use of assessment instruments
3. Develop an understanding of medical assessment and psychological measures
|Assumed Knowledge||Students must work in a setting (either voluntary or paid) which allows approximately 7 days of clinical work with clients with alcohol or other drug problems. Mentoring will be required. (Please note that this is not a placement.)|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6160|