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Substance Use, Family and Society: Master’s Level Module


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Overview of the course

This is a new Master’s level module (SCQF 40 credits), delivered over two trimesters (26 weeks). It starts in January 2017 and finishes in August 2017.

The module can be undertaken as a standalone course (for CPD or revalidation) or it can be undertaken as part of a post graduate certificate or diploma, or a master’s level degree (e.g., MSc in Advanced Practice.

What will you learn on this course?

You will learn about critical issues and recent advances in the conceptualisation of substance use, misuse and dependence and their effects across the lifespan on individuals, families and communities.

You will explore evidence within the context of policy development, legislation, public protection and inequalities. An emphasis is placed on enhancing your knowledge of effective prevention and treatment approaches, including multi-disciplinary and interagency working, whilst developing your skills to apply within health and social care environments. You will be expected to critically evaluate your own values and practice and demonstrate awareness of the impact of wider social, cultural and political factors on the care of people who use alcohol and/or drugs and their families.

What are the teaching and learning methods?

The module includes a combination of face-to-face, online and work-based learning activities. You will be required to attend one introductory day at the start of the course and a total of six class based study days over the two trimesters (8 month period). The online component is delivered via our virtual learning environment MOODLE. You will be encouraged to tailor your learning so that your assessment work, skills development and work-based component is relevant to your field or area of practice.

Who teaches this module?

The course is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, lecturers and clinicians who are all keen to see you succeed! In addition, the course includes input from people with lived experience of alcohol and drug-related problems. Students are encouraged to attend seminars and events organised by the University’s Substance Use and Society research group.

Who is this module designed for?

Health and social care practitioners working with individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug problems (e.g. social workers, early years/youth workers, adult/learning disability/mental health nurses, midwives, neonatal nurses, health visitors, GPs, psychologists and occupational therapists).

Managers/policymakers/commissioners of alcohol and drug services as well as specialist alcohol/drug workers who would like to further develop their knowledge and skills would also be ideal candidates.

What do I need to consider prior to applying for the course?

You must have a recognised health or social care qualification or degree in a related subject and/or equivalent experience. Please ensure you can commit to all the module class-based tutorials, on-line and self-directed learning activities and course assessments.

How much will the course cost?

This Masters module is 40 credits and costs £1140 per candidate.

For further information contact Dr Anne Whittaker A.Whittaker@napier.ac.uk

To apply for the MSc Advanced Practice (part-time) please click here

For further information contact Dr Anne Whittaker A.Whittaker@napier.ac.uk
To apply for the MSc Advanced Practice (part-time) please click here.
To apply for the module as a stand-alone module please click here.
Applications should be submitted by 30 November 2016, 17:00.

Credits: Edinburgh Napier University

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