A clinical paper addressing assessment, formulation, treatment planning and communicating clinical findings, in people with addiction and co-existing disorders.
This paper is part of a postgraduate training programme offered by the National Addiction Centre, University of Otago, Christchurch, intended for a broad range of health professionals and colleagues in allied sectors who wish to study at a higher academic level and develop advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the addiction area.
|Paper title||Addiction Assessment|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- PSMX 404
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
- Students must have worked clinically for at least two years before commencing this paper, and at the time of study must be working clinically in a therapeutic setting.
- PSME 404 is designed primarily for clinicians working with people who have addiction
and coexisting mental health disorders. This includes clinicians in dedicated alcohol
and drug treatment and/or mental health services at primary, secondary and tertiary
levels. All students will need to be working in a setting in which they are involved
in the treatment of people who have alcohol and drug problems as part of their presentation.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- Judith Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- The paper is essentially divided into two parts:
- Part A focuses on core topics relevant to the development of skills in comprehensive assessment and management planning for patients with significant alcohol and other drug problems and coexisting mental health disorders
- Part B consists of three special topics of study: medical complications of alcohol and drug misuse; coexisting substance use and mental health disorders; cultural issues
- Teaching Arrangements
- PSME 404 will run in the first semester as a combination of two compulsory Christchurch-based block courses, a series of audioconferences before and after the first block course and web-based self-directed learning modules.
- Te Ariari o te Oranga: The Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental
Health and Substance Use Problems 2010, Fraser C. Todd, 2010.
Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Eds G. Hulse, J. White, G. Cape, 2002.
Interview Guide for Evaluating DSM 5 Psychiatric Disorders and the Mental Status Examination, M. Zimmerman, 2013.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of this paper students will
- Understand the range of approaches to screening and assessment of people with alcohol and drug problems
- Be able to complete a comprehensive assessment of patients with moderate to severe alcohol and drug dependence
- Formulate an appropriate management plan based on the findings of the comprehensive assessment
- Communicate the findings of the assessment and management plan concisely and effectively
- Communicate the findings of the assessment and management plan concisely and effectively via a written report
- Conduct a feedback session to patients and significant others