This unit of study explores drug and alcohol addiction, treatment options and relapse prevention. Students will examine the concepts of therapeutic relationships and legal and ethical dimensions of caring for clients with addictions. Case management for clients with a drug and alcohol addiction involves a collaborative approach to service delivery; it involves comprehensive treatment and management to ensure optimum recovery and relapse prevention. This unit of study explores the use of pharmacotherapies, case management and drug and alcohol counselling.
|Unit of study code||276|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Nursing (current students only)
This unit is no longer available for new enrolments.
|Pre-requisite||259 – Drug and Alcohol Nursing Practice|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Ruth Green
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Theories of addiction||a) describe the neurobiological and main psychological theories of addiction||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 9|
|Theme 2: Assessment and treatment planning||b) examine pharmacotherapy treatment options in light of current literature and best practice||Assessment 2: Short essay||40%||6|
|Theme 3: Treatment modalities – pharmacological approaches||c) evaluate contemporary psychosocial and relapse prevention interventions in light of current literature and best practice||Assessment 3: Case analysis||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Treatment modalities – psychosocial approaches||d) critically reflect on own values, beliefs and attitudes related to case managing clients with alcohol and drug addictions|
|Theme 5: Legal, ethical and professional issues||e) discuss the legal, ethical and professional issues relevant to caring for clients with alcohol and drug addiction|
|Theme 6: Culturally sensitive nursing care||f) critically evaluate the importance of cultural safety of Indigenous peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the context of drug and alcohol specialist nursing care|
|g) investigate community resources available for people with drug and/or alcohol dependence.|
Addiction Nursing (276) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.