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G40 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Addiction Studies)


The double major in Psychology and Addiction Studies will provide graduates in the addiction studies field with a strong psychological focus which would provide a complimentary addition to the field, and vice versa.  This double major would also be useful for students wishing to work in the drug and alcohol area and to those who seek a degree in Psychology as well as a background to the Addiction Studies area.  In this way the double major can enhance graduate employment options.



This course is available by fulltime or part-time study on the Joondalup Campus.  It is also available externally.  There are two placement units within the addiction studies major that will require students to attend on campus workshops and an arranged placement.



Standard university admission requirements, but if entry to Psychology is higher than the basic entry, this standard will be adhered to.



Graduates will hold a degree accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.

Semester 1
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology 15
PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1 15
ADS1151 Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts 15
HST1124 Health Communication 15
Semester 2
PSY1203 Biological Determinants of Behaviour 15
PSY1204 Social Determinants of Behaviour 15
ADS1252 Addiction Studies: Psychoactive Drugs 15
HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion 15
Semester 1
PSY2202 Research Methods in Psychology 2 15
PSY2301 Learning and Motivation 15
ADS2253 Addiction Studies: Processes of Change 15
HST1122 Health in Society 15
Semester 2
PSY2231 Developmental Psychology 15
PSY2203 Psychology of Interpersonal Skills 15
ADS2356 Addiction Studies: Intervention Initiatives 15
NPH3101 Epidemiology 15
Semester 1
PSY3303 Research Applications and Ethical Issues 15
PSY3343 Abnormal Psychology 15
ADS3355 Addiction Studies: Social Action 15
ADS3351 Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 2 15
Semester 2
PSY3202 Personality 15
PSY3304 Cognition 15
ADS3457 Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice 15
ADS3252 Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 1 15
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004