Product Description

Course Outline:

Drugs are chemical compounds that modify the way the body and mind work. Most people think that these biological activities should help or heal sick people or animals.

There is, however, no known drug that is not harmful or even poisonous at high doses, and much of the scientific work on drugs has attempted to widen the gap between effective and toxic doses.

Our thinking can be affected by both legal and illegal drugs. This course will allow you to gain an understanding the effects of pain killers, alcohol and prescription drugs can and provide an insight into understanding people that suffer with addiction or drug problems.

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The Course Covers the Below Topics:


Effects of drugs on the individual and society

Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics

Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana

Legally restricted drugs: Steroids

Legal drugs: Alcohol

Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs

Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs

Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders

Treatment and preventative education

Learning Outcome:

Understand the origins and changes in drug use in society.

Identify patterns of drug-taking behaviour.

Identify social, psychological and physical consequences of drug-taking on the individual.

Understand the effects of stimulants and narcotics on the individual.

Understand the effects of hallucinogens and marijuana on the individual.

Understand the effects of anabolic steroids on the individual.

Determine health and behavioural outcomes of alcohol use and misuse.

Determine health and behavioural outcomes of nicotine, caffeine and solvent use and misuse.

Understand the effects of the major categories of OTC drugs and prescription regulations.

Understand the effects of sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs on the brain and behaviour.

Understand the effects of different types of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs on the brain and behaviour.

Describe different methods of treatment and prevention of drug-abuse and to discuss ways of educating the public as to the outcomes of taking drugs.

Career Options:

Successful completion of this course will complement the below careers:

  • Psychologist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Community Service Worker
  • Social Worker

Course Duration:

100 hours of Study

Tutor Support and Assessments

The difference between a good online course and a bad online course is in the quality of tutor support. Our tutors are always available to one-on-one support you via email or a phone call if necessary. We have a policy to get back to the student’s questions in 24-48 hours and assessments are marked within 3-4 days. Students never feel they are on their own and waiting forever. We are proud of the high-quality tutor support we provide from our highly qualified tutors.

Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.

This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.

Pathways and Credits:

This course will receive credits towards some of our higher qualifications.

Payment Options:

We have upfront, monthly and weekly payment options for as little as $50 a week. You can enrol with the “Enrol Now” Button for upfront and monthly payment options. For weekly payment option CLICK HERE TO ENROL. You could also enrol with the below direct debit link if you want to enrol with Direct Debit or Phone or Filling in the application form. Please email us using the ‘Enquire now’ button or call us on 07 5689 1500 if you require any assistance. For credit card enrolments use the ‘Enrol Now’ button, for direct debit use the links below.

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