Addictive Behaviours

This module introduces students to major contemporary perspectives on addictive behaviours. Topics to be covered include the aetiology, assessment, prevention, and treatment of substance-related and 'behavioural' (e.g., gambling, eating) addictions. Recent research and clinical advances in related areas such as behavioural genetics, dual diagnosis, contingency management, cognitive expectancy, and motivational enhancement will also be explored.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-2-7.5
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132, and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week