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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies)

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  • Objectives
    Provide graduates in the addiction studies field with a strong psychological focus and provide a complimentary addition to the area. Students are prepared for work in education, prevention and treatment programs in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug fields. Provides graduates in the addiction studies field with a strong psychological focus. The degree will be useful for students who wish to be employed in the area of service provision or programme development within the alcohol and other drug area.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Child Health Officer, Community Health Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Officer, Health Promotion Officer

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies) consists of 360 credit points (24 units).

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit            Description      
                                                   Points
    PSY1101    Introduction to Psychology                                  15
    PSY1111    Psychology: History and Perspectives                 15
    ADS1151    Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts          15
    HST1124    Health Communication                                         15

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                       Points

    PSY1102    Research Methods in Psychology 1                      15
    PSY1204    Social Determinants of Behaviour                        15
    ADS1252    Addiction Studies: Psychoactive Drugs                15
    HST1109    Epidemiology                                                        15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                       Points

    PSY2202    Research Methods in Psychology 2                     15
    PSY2301    Learning and Motivation                                     15
    ADS2253    Addiction Studies: Processes of Change            15
    HST1120    Introduction to Health Promotion                       15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                      Points

    PSY2231    Developmental Psychology                                 15
    PSY2305    Individual Differences                                         15
    ADS2356    Addiction Studies: Intervention Initiatives         15
    HST1122    Health in Society                                                 15

    Year Three - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                     Points

    PSY3303    Research Applications and Ethical Issues         15
    PSY3343    Abnormal Psychology                                        15
    ADS3355    Addiction Studies: Social Action                        15
    ADS3252    Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 1             15

    Year Three - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                              Points

    PSY3350    Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception         15
    PSY3304    Cognition                                                                     15
    ADS3457    Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice                         15
    ADS3351    Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 2                         15

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