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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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.

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

  1. critique the statistical frameworks and primary factors in Aboriginal addiction
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. apply critical analysis in understanding the whole dimension of addiction among marginalised populations
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. critically evaluate addiction therapies through an analysis of causation, holistic values and remedial frameworks.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4: