Advanced Addiction Studies

BHW706

This online social health and wellbeing course provides students with the knowledge and skills to be effective addictions practitioners and meet relevant professional competencies and codes of conduct.

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    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Social health and wellbeing practitioners working in the addictions sector need to undertake person-centred assessments and design and implement effective interventions.

This online course provides you with the knowledge and skills to be effective addictions practitioners and meet relevant professional competencies and codes of conduct.

You will learn about the connections between brains, behaviour and pharmacology, and the importance of designing and implementing wrap-around interventions. You will be introduced to key skills needed for working with groups and family/whanau. Throughout the course you are required to relate professional competencies to the design and evaluation of therapeutic interventions and continue to develop their application of interpersonal skills.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Explain how addictions interact with pharmacology and brain behaviour.
  • Select and justify the choice of appropriate addiction-focused interventions for different contexts, including working with groups, and family/whanau.
  • Apply advanced therapeutic micro-skills.
  • Relate professional competencies (such as DAPAANZ) to intervention design, evaluation and reporting.

Assessment

100% internal assessment 

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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Course starts -
Course ends -
20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us