Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A minimum of 24 contact hours, taught in block mode over 5 days. |
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional study (i.e. outside the stated contact hours) of at least two hours for each hour of contact in this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
Ms Andrea Fischer, Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
ORAcademic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
The subject will cover the following topics: definitions and categories of drugs; historical perspective on drugs and drug use; sources, characteristics, routes of administration and effects of key licit and illicit drugs; drugs as a development challenge; patterns of drug use in Asia, Australia and worldwide; health outcomes associated with the use of key licit and illicit drugs; drug use and other social problems; drug use and the global burden of disease; responses to drug use in Asia, Australia and worldwide. There will be practical reinforcement of teaching through site visits.
On completion of this subject, students will:
One short critique of current journal article to be submitted a fortnight after last teach day (15%) One 1-hour exam on the last teaching day (20%) One 3000-word essay (60%) and individual and group participation (5%).
|Prescribed Texts:||A folder of readings will be available prior to the subject commencing.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.
SUBJECT QUOTA: 25
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