Alcohol and Other Drugs: Understanding Addiction - PDC58962




12 hours

Addiction has a significant impact on our global society. Numerous mechanisms underlying addiction have been theorised, and these have generated a multitude of models. An understanding of the complex science of addiction can improve prevention and treatment responses in the area of alcohol and other drugs. This online Short Course will explore some of the dominant models and theories of addiction, including their consequences for prevention and treatment interventions.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online

12 hours

  1. Identify the key components of substance addiction
  2. Describe the key components of a good scientific theory
  3. Explain different models of addiction and how these may inform prevention and treatment interventions.


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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