A clinically-oriented theoretical paper addressing the phenomenology, aetiology, treatment and management of people with addiction and co-existing disorders.
PSME 416 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 Applied Theory|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,857.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,363.00|
- PSMX 416
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
- Offered on a national basis, this paper is aimed at those working in the addiction and broader mental health fields, whether in treatment, policy, health promotion, prevention or other areas. It is a companion paper to the clinical-skills-based alcohol and drug papers offered by the National Addiction Centre: one focused on comprehensive assessment and management planning (PSME 404), one on clinical case management and interventions (PSME 422), and the third on pharmacotherapy (PSME 424).
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- More information link
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- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Simon Adamson
- Paper Structure
- Although the use of alcohol and other drugs is a feature of the paper, the content is broader and encompasses a range of addictive behaviours and coexisting disorders. The biological, psychological, and socio-cultural aspects of addiction and addictive behaviours will be covered, along with implications for current interventions and future developments in treatment.
- Teaching Arrangements
PSME 416 is run in the second semester as a combination of one compulsory Christchurch-based 3-day block course, a series of weekly audioconferences held on Wednesdays between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm, and web-based discussion of four cases throughout the paper to facilitate application of course content.
- Access to all texts will be provided in the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of PSME 416 students will
- Have a broad overview of addiction and addictive behaviours
- Understand the overlap between addiction and other coexisting psychiatric disorders
- Have a sound grasp of current biological, psychological and social theories of addiction and addictive behaviours
- Understand the clinical implications of the knowledge base developed in the paper
- Have completed a comprehensive review of a chosen topic in this area