- 2017



Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences



Addiction studies develops academic skills and knowledge in addiction science and produce graduates who have a strong theoretical and practical foundation in current perspectives and advances in the addiction field. This includes the biopsychosocial aspects of addictive behaviours, the historical, political, economic and social factors that affect addictive behaviours, evidence based models of intervention for addiction disorders and the development, implementation and evaluation of policy for addictive behaviours. Students also have the opportunity to develop practical skills in addiction research.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • M6014 Master of Addictive Behaviours

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.