Alcohol and Other Drugs: Harm Reduction as a Basis for Intervention - PDC58967




12 hours

Harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. Harm reduction has been a key principle of the Australian National Drug Strategy since 1993. This online Short Course explores some of the well-established, evidence-based harm-reduction interventions available in Australia, as well as a few that are emerging.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online

12 hours

  1. Explain the philosophy of harm reduction as it applies to drug use
  2. Explain the rationale and evidence for common harm reduction-based programs
  3. Demonstrate how harm reduction principles can be applied to a brief intervention.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health, nursing, medical, general health, community work or corrective services professions.

This course provides Professional Development for health, nursing, medical, general health, community work and corrective services professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of all Alcohol and Other Drugs Short Courses (10) PLUS the Alcohol and Other Drugs: Assessment Module will enable students to apply for credit transfer to the Post Graduate unit, NURS20178: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS.

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