Complex Care – Drug and Alcohol
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The focus of this unit of study is the needs of the client with both substance use and other complex needs. The clients’ groups are young people, pregnant women, those with mental health needs, those under an involuntary treatment order and those who have blood born virus diseases. Students explore evidence based guidelines, case management, working in the multidisciplinary team and holistic assessment, care planning and evaluation.

Complex Care – Drug and Alcohol
Unit of study code 289
Availability Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Nursing

GC single unit of study

Term APRIL, OCTOBER
Pre-requisite 259 – Drug and Alcohol Nursing Practice

276 – Addiction Nursing

EFTSL 0.125 FTE
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Ruth Green
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After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

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Theme 1: Comorbidity – drug, alcohol and mental health disorders a) identify and discuss the range of comorbidities associated with drug, alcohol and mental health disorders Assessment 1: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 4
Theme 2: Adolescents and alcohol and other drug b) analyse holistic assessment strategies for clients with complex comorbidities associated with drug, alcohol and mental health disorders Assessment 2: Case analysis (2,500 words) 50% 9
Theme 3: Involuntary treatment approaches c) examine evidence-based practice guidelines, models of care and frameworks used to manage drug and alcohol clients with complex needs Assessment 1: Quiz (20 questions) 10% 10
Theme 4: Blood borne infections d) discuss the multi-disciplinary approach to care planning in addressing the complex psychosocial needs of drug and alcohol clients
Theme 5: Drugs use during pregnancy e) analyse and evaluate treatment options and care management strategies for drug and alcohol clients  with complex needs

f) explore legal and ethical issues relating to the care of drug and alcohol clients with complex healthcare requirements

g) reflect on own values, beliefs and attitudes in working with clients with drug and alcohol complex healthcare needs.

Complex Care – Drug and Alcohol (289) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.