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BHS2714 - Alcohol and Drug Use

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Maurie Hasen


Not offered in 2007


This unit introduces students to the broad range of drug uses, and consequent problems that may arise. The effects of alcohol and other drug use will be examined with respect to individuals, family groups, cultural groups and society. Problematic drug use and addiction will be examined, together with prevention strategies and treatment approaches. The diverse range of responses to problematic substance use will be emphasised.


Agency visit and tutorial presentation: 40%
Test (1 hour): 20%
Essay (2000 words): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


BHS1711 or BHS1712 or equivalent


GSC2711, BHS2711


BHS3714, GSC2714, GSC3714