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MO1026 - Alcohol and Drug Services

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions: Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Social Work.

Alcohol, and Other Drug (AOD), misuse is one of the most common issues in today's society. The cost to the community for the care of individual with this disease, not to mention the legal expense, is growing each and every year. It is at the primary health level of medical care that the health provider will see the presentation for AOD services before any tertiary care facility admits the individual for detoxification or rehabilitation. This module explores common substance types and the biological impact they have on the central nervous system, Trans Theoretical Model of Change and matching interventions to stages of change, comorbid mental, physical and neurological conditions and relapse prevention. Participants will conduct both screening and stages of change assessments for a rural and/or remote consumer living with AOD misuse for which they will then develop an intervention plan.

Learning Outcomes

  • design and develop evidence-based, multi- disciplinary interventions to support consumers and their families who are experiencing alcohol and other drug issues in rural and/or remote contexts.

Subject Assessment

  • Plan - Intervention.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer.


Study Period 14, External
Census Date 18-May-2020
Lecturer: Mrs Gayle Roe.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 17, External
Census Date 12-Oct-2020
Lecturer: Mrs Gayle Roe.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.