1.1 OverviewIn this module you will learn about key issues in pharmacology. You will explore how mind-altering drugs affect young people and how to apply this knowledge to achieve an effective working relationship with them.
1.2 Learning outcomesWhen you have completed this module you should be able to:
- Classify common psycho-active drugs according to their effect on the central nervous system (CNS)
- Outline the major short and long-term effects of psycho-active drugs
- Discuss key issues in pharmacology such as tolerance, withdrawal, overdose, dependence and interaction
- Describe the harmful effects on young people resulting from AOD use.
1.3 Assessment events(A good point for student to contact facilitator.)
Your facilitator will provide you with information on any assessment activities you might be required to undertake. If you are not provided with assessment information when you commence this module, make sure you ask your facilitator if there are any assessment requirements for module completion.