Version Effective: 11th of February, 2019
Version Effective: 11th of February, 2019

PDC58967 - Alcohol and Other Drugs: Harm Reduction as a Basis for Intervention

Course Details

Course Summary

Harm reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop. Harm reduction has been a key principle of the Australian National Drug Strategy since 1993. This online Short Course explores some of the well-established, evidence-based harm-reduction interventions available in Australia, as well as a few that are emerging.

The fee for this short course will be $250.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/

Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Natural Therapy
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health, nursing, medical, general health, community work or corrective services professions.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health, nursing, medical, general health, community work and corrective services professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of all Alcohol and Other Drugs Short Courses (10) PLUS the Alcohol and Other Drugs: Assessment Module will enable students to apply for credit transfer to the Post Graduate unit, NURS20178: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS.

Course Structures
Standard Course Structure

12 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the philosophy of harm reduction as it applies to drug use
  2. Explain the rationale and evidence for common harm reduction-based programs
  3. Demonstrate how harm reduction principles can be applied to a brief intervention.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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