Alcohol and Other Drugs: Specialised Interventions for Substance Use Disorders - PDC58968




12 hours

Substance use disorders can be effectively treated using a range of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. These interventions have been developed with the support of scientific evidence and their effectiveness has been tested using scientific standards used in developing treatments for other medical disorders. This online Short Course will explore the evidence for common psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for substance use disorders.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online

12 hours

  1. Explain the addiction treatment landscape in Australia
  2. Describe and evaluate common treatment approaches for substance use disorders.


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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