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National Learning Objectives and Assessment Procedures for the Pharmacological Management of Opioid Dependence

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The Learning Objectives and Assessment Procedures are intended to facilitate the implementation of safe and effective treatment, using pharmacotherapies, for opioid dependence.

Prepared by the Drug and Alcohol Services Council of South Australia
Published by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
August 2004

The Learning Objectives and Assessment Procedures are intended to facilitate the implementation of safe and effective treatment, using pharmacotherapies, for opioid dependence. They can be used to assist in the design of curricula and course content, in summative assessment (e.g. as part of a process of authorisation to use methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence) or in formative assessment (e.g. providing feedback to build knowledge and skills). Summative assessment is directly associated with authorisation processes for engaging in treatment using methadone and buprenorphine. It is not a requirement for treatment using naltrexone.

This document is available on the National Library's Australian Government web archive.

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