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PHARM 7516EX - Public Health Issues and Approaches to Addiction

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 4
Term: Trimester 3
Campus: External
Contact: Online
Restriction: Available for non-Award study after consultation with Program Director (students need to enrol at VCU and meet GradCert in International Addiction Studies entry criteria)
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Assignment, discussion board participation and exam
Syllabus:

This course/module provides an introduction to basic concepts and research methods in Public Health and Epidemiology as they relate to the study of addictions, as well as an in-depth consideration of the personal, social, economic, and cultural burdens/costs associated with drug and alcohol abuse and dependence. Individual and community-based risk and protective factors related to addictions and primary and secondary prevention efforts aimed at reducing the addictions-related public health burden are also a focus. An online lecture format featuring presentations by leading researchers and policymakers in the field of addictions will be used, along with readings, online discussions, and writing assignments to: (1) gain a greater understanding of the enormous costs of addictions at every level of society; and (2) introduce students to some of the current thinking and programs related to the primary and secondary prevention of addictions.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Undergraduate
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Program of Study

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
4
0.16666
          
  

* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 3 Mon 19/09/2022 Wed 21/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022 Wed 23/11/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Independent Study
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
36131 01EX 45 45 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.