This subject comprises of an overview of issues pertaining to psychoactive drugs, especially drugs of abuse. Topics covered include the different classes of psychoactive drugs and their effects; basis of drug actions in the brain; theories of drug addiction and alcoholism; substance abuse treatments; therapeutic uses of psychoactive drugs; and drugs and society. Debate is definitely encouraged concerning controversial aspects of drug issues. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in drugs and alcohol research.
Academic unit: Faculty of Society & Design Subject code: PSYC13-308 Subject title: Drugs and Behaviour Subject level: Undergraduate Semester/Year: January 2019 Credit points: 10.000
Delivery & attendance
Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable Delivery mode: Standard Workload items:
- Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
- Tutorial: x12 (Total hours: 12) - Weekly Tutorial
- Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities:
- Levinthal/Allyn & Bacon/Pearson (2014). Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society. 8th, Boston Pearson
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|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Drugs and Behaviour|
|Attendance and learning activities:|
|iLearn@Bond & Email:||iLearn@Bond is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychopharmacology;
- Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
- Use information in an ethical manner;
- Write a standard review of research using APA structure and formatting conventions;
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal and social issues;
Type Task % Timing* Outcomes assessed Paper-based Examination (Closed) Final examination 30.00% Final Examination Period 1,2,5 Paper-based Examination (Closed) Midterm examination 30.00% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1,2,5 Essay APA-style essay (2000 words) and 15 minute oral presentation of essay in tutorial 40.00% Week 9 1,2,3,4,5
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking. Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas. Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above. Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment. Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Final examination||30.00%||Final Examination Period||1,2,5|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Midterm examination||30.00%||Mid-Semester Examination Period||1,2,5|
|Essay||APA-style essay (2000 words) and 15 minute oral presentation of essay in tutorial||40.00%||Week 9||1,2,3,4,5|
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
Students must check the iLearn@Bond subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
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Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
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