The programme focuses on addictions policy, programme development and evaluation as well as evidenced'based practice. Many postgraduate programmes concerned with substance abuse focus on clinical issues germane to service provision. This programme offers a unique study opportunity addiction in its broadest sense, covering key issues from an international viewpoint. Knowledge of basic statistics and data analysis methods are essential as the completion of a small research project is a key component of this programme.
Modules include: Addiction policy; biological basis of addiction; public health issues and approaches to addiction; treatment of addiction: critical issues; treatment of addiction: pharmacotherapies; treatment of addiction: psychosocial interventions; research methodology in addictions; research project in addictions.
Course Additional Entry
A 1st degree (2:1) or equivalent (in either medicine or psychology; or in any subject related to the addictions followed by a relevant health'related postgraduate diploma or certificate); candidates without a 1st degree but with a professional qualification or demonstrable significant professional experience may be considered with the following requirements: submission of a written essay; initial enrolment onto the PG Certificate in Addiction Studies (60 credits encompassing modules 1, 2 and 3) with subsequent progression onto the MSc dependent upon completion of the PG Cert with a pass with merit average across the fundamental modules.
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