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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Social Work

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1-2 years part time

  • Course Type


  • Last Updated

    06 March 2017

Course content

This course provides detailed knowledge relating to policy, theory and practice essential for the delivery of effective services to those presenting with alcohol and other drug issues. The programme is intended to be of interest to existing alcohol and/or other drug misuse practitioners, those considering a career in the alcohol and other drug misuse field. The programme is designed specifically to provide an opportunity for participants to work towards a designated qualification in ‘Substance Misuse’ at postgraduate level which will map directly to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) professional standards and the Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards (DANOS).

Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university based learning provision.

Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.

Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.

The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.

A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.

The course will:
-Enable students to critically reflect on and review their professional development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery in substance misuse settings
-Provide learning opportunities for students to critically reflect on complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research relating to substance misuse
-Develop and enhance students’ capacity for critically evaluating key theoretical knowledge, law and policy in relation to substance misuse
-Provide learning opportunities for students to develop and to enhance decision-making skills in complex situations associated with substance misuse allied social care and public health practice
-Enable students to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level





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