HSH712 - Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Scheduled learning activities - cloud (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.


Assessment task 1: Essay (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Essay (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Cloud participation and discussion 20%

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