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Unit description

Explores the difference in Aboriginal addiction in contrast to non-Aboriginal addiction in relation to physiological, social and experiential origins. Students are introduced to programs for addiction treatment, cultural interventions and recovery. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Dislocation and Addiction
Topic 2: Trauma and Addiction
Topic 3: Aboriginal Addiction, Treatment and Therapy
Topic 4: Community Program Case Studies
Topic 5: Community Analysis and Response

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critique the statistical frameworks and primary factors in Aboriginal addiction
2apply critical analysis in understanding the whole dimension of addiction among marginalised populations
3critically evaluate addiction therapies through an analysis of causation, holistic values and remedial frameworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critique the statistical frameworks and primary factors in Aboriginal addiction
  2. apply critical analysis in understanding the whole dimension of addiction among marginalised populations
  3. critically evaluate addiction therapies through an analysis of causation, holistic values and remedial frameworks.

Teaching and assessment

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