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UNIB20008: Drugs That Shape Society

UNIB20008: Drugs That Shape Society

University of Melbourne
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12 years ago

1000 word assignment (25%), Online quizzes and tutorial attendance (15%), Final exam (60%), Magistrates Court trip
This subject basically covered everything you could discuss about drugs. There were four main topics - alcohol, opiates, penicillin and thalidomide. I've attached the subject outline to give an idea on how the course is structured. For each theme, there were one or two lectures discussing the basic information of the drug, as well as its social, historical and legal issues. Here's a rather interesting quote from the handbook:
Quote from: Handbook entry
Lectopia Enabled
Yes, with and without screen capture
Past Exams Available
No, only sample questions
1.5 Out of 5
Textbook Recommendation
Stephens, T & Brynner R, (2001) Dark Remedy: The Impact of Thalidomide and its Revival as a Vital Medicine, Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, Massachusetts ISBN 0-738-0404-8
2 x 1hr lecture; 1 x 1hr tutorial (compulsory)
Year & Semester Of Completion
2010 Semester 2
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