Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
Symptoms of abuse
How cocaine is abused
How does cocaine effect the brain
What adverse effects does cocaine have on health
Added danger; cocaethylene
Scope of cocaine abuse
Forms and dangers
Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
Effects of hallucinogens
Symptoms of abuse
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder
Effects of marijuana on the brain
Symptoms of abuse, forms of marijuana and dangers
Symptoms of abuse, forms of PCP and dangers
Legally restricted drugs: Steroids
Symptoms of abuse, forms of steroids and dangers
Legal drugs: Alcohol
Symptoms of abuse and dangers with alcohol
Staying in control with alcohol
Alcohol amnestic syndrome (Korsakoff’s syndrome)
Treating korsakoff’s syndrome)
Alcohol and the developing brain
Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents
Effects of nicotine on the circulatory system
Solvents (volitile solvent abuse): symptoms and dangers
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
Prescription drugs (Over the counter or OTC)
Groups of prescription drugs
Misuse of OTC drugs
Treatments for opioid addiction
Stimulant abuse and treatment for stimulant addiction
Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
Anti anxiety drugs
Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
Onset of schizophrenia
Symptoms of schizophrenia
Treatment for schizophrenia
Anti psychotic drugs
Patient support system
Type of depression
Causes of depression
Treatment and preventative education
Drug addictionBehavioural and psychosocial treatments for drug addiction
Treatments for heroin addiction
Behavioural therapies for heroin addiction
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
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How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
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