This unit of study aims to build on the student’s knowledge in drug and alcohol nursing. Students will be encouraged to develop a deep understanding of the range of comorbidities associated with drug, alcohol and mental health disorders by examining current literature and practice guidelines. This subject explores treatment and management strategies, including care planning, for patients presenting for care from drug and alcohol use. The concepts of trauma informed care and risks of harm from substance use in vulnerable populations will be explored, along with current needs of the drug and alcohol nursing workforce.
|Clinical Approaches in Drug and Alcohol Nursing|
|Unit of study code||326|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Nursing|
|Pre-requisite||324 – Foundational Concepts in Drug and Alcohol Nursing|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Ruth Green MACN
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: Withdrawal management||a) critically evaluate treatment options and intervention strategies for patients with substance use disorders||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 10|
|Theme 2: Understanding comorbid conditions in relation to substance use disorders||b) explore the relationship between substance use disorders and the comorbidity of mental health||Assessment 2: Case analysis (2,000 words)||40%||6|
|Theme 3: Care planning||c) examine the key principles of care planning when addressing the complex needs of drug and alcohol patients||Assessment 3: Literature critique (2,500 words)||50%||9|
|Theme 4: Treatment options and interventions||d) analyse treatment and management options when working with marginalised and vulnerable populations|
|Theme 5: The drug and alcohol nursing work force||e) reflect on the current needs of the drug and alcohol workforce in order to provide holistic and contemporary patient centred care.|
Clinical Approaches in Drug and Alcohol Nursing (326) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2020 Member price (10% discount)||2020 Non-member price||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.