The University of Adelaide offers free online course on Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment. A background in healthcare may be helpful prior to taking this course, but there are no formal prerequisites.

In this course applicants will understand how to recognize addiction and to match a person with alcohol and other drug problems to treatment using a full range of evidence-based responses.The course will start on October 20, 2016. The course will run for 5 weeks on a 2-3 hours effort per week. For a verified certificate, you will pay $50.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university and has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The University is known for its dedication to the discovery of new knowledge and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. It has over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first Indigenous winner, and five Nobel Laureates among its alumni community. Currently there are more than 25,000 students from over 90 countries.

Course Details

Addiction is such a common problem today that people experiencing alcohol, nicotine or other drug problems present in many different healthcare settings. The challenge of linking people experiencing addiction to the right response is a serious one, and much depends on understanding addiction and recognising the role that we all play in the pathway to recovery.

This course is intended to help you meet this challenge by increasing your understanding of the biology of addiction and the available treatment options in the different stages of the recovery journey.

Worth of Award

Applicant will understand how to recognize addiction and to match a person with alcohol and other drug problems to treatment using a full range of evidence-based responses.

  • Framework for pathways to recovery
  • How to identify people at risk of addiction
  • Applied understanding of intervention and treatment options

Instructors

  • Femke Buisman-Pijlman: Dr Femke Buisman-Pijlman is a leader in Addiction Studies and online education. She is an award-winning teacher and researcher in the Discipline of Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide, where she is a Senior Lecturer Addiction Studies and head of the Behavioural Neuroscience lab.
  • Linda Gowing: Associate Professor Linda Gowing is an expert in best practice in the treatment of drug and alcohol problems. She is a Principal Research Officer at Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA), and an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmacology at the University of Adelaide.
  • Robert Ali: Associate Professor Robert Ali is a public health physician and specialist in addiction medicine who is passionate about training professionals in the field from around the world. He is the Director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research into the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems at the University of Adelaide and has recently retired from his position as the Director of Community Based Treatments at the Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.
  • Abdallah Salem: Dr Abdallah Salem is an expert in the effects of drugs of abuse. He is the Head of the Discipline of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Eligibility

A background in healthcare may be helpful prior to taking this course, but there are no formal prerequisites.

How to Apply

  • Go to the course website link
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