Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory psychology unit and 24 credits of first year units are assumed knowledge.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to give students an understanding of the extent of substance abuse in our community: who uses what, where and when; the models that have been advanced for understanding substance abuse; the intervention and therapeutic models utilised within the field; the effects of substance abuse, physiologically, socially and psychologically.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of the unit:
    1. You will have an understanding of theories and models of prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems.
    2. You will have an understanding of the process of change and the key components of effective treatment and prevention programs.
    3. You will be able to compare the treatment options available to individuals seeking treatment for alcohol and other drug problems, and be able to outline the costs and benefits of each form of treatment.
    4. You will have an understanding of issues impacting on effective treatment and prevention programs such as dual diagnosis.
    5. You will have experience in applying theories and models of prevention and harm minimisation to target alcohol use towards a target population.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.