Clinical Approaches To Drug Alcohol Problems II

Course code MEDI6170Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Develops a knowledge of and skills in best practice as recommended by the Quality Assurance Project, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. Subtopics include: brief interventions; approaches to opioid dependence; management of alcohol problems; approaches to smoking cessation.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesFollowin gsuccessful completion of this cours you will be able to:

Describe the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Be familiar with the research assessing the effectiveness of CBT
Demonstrate interpersonal coping skills training in the treatment of alcohol problems
Demonstrate intrapersonal coping skills training in the treatment of alcohol problems
Apply CBT in relation to injecting drug use
Apply CBT in relation to cannabis use
Apply CBT in relation to cocaine and amphetamine use
Content1. Introduction to cognitive-behaviour therapy
2. Management of alcohol problems
3. Approaches to opioid dependence
4. Approaches to amphetamine use
5. Management of cannabis dependence
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents 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. Supervision will be required.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments3 Marked Assignments
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term