HSH712 - Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, including a minimum of two online seminars during the trimester


This unit introduces students to research and policy relating to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and assumes no prior knowledge. It is offered as an elective to primarily complement the postgraduate public health and health promotion courses, though will be of benefit to anyone interested in this topic. Students will consider different drugs, their pharmacological effects, and the potential benefits and harms from use; investigate patterns of drug use in Australia and internationally; and investigate and critique responses to use and harm both in Australia and internationally.

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