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Addiction Studies (Special Purpose Award Level 6)

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Level

06

Duration

16 Days

Department

Applied Social Sciences


Start Date

TBC

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the topic of addiction to participants and to enable them to make an initial low-level intervention with an individual displaying addiction-related behaviour. The programme is particularly aimed at those who may encounter such behaviour in their personal or working lives.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum requirements will normally be a pass in six Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements but who are aged 23 and over will be considered for entry on the basis of a written assessment and, if appropriate, also an interview. Equivalence may be demonstrated by an appropriate qualification and significant relevant experience.

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What modules will I study?

Subjects that will be covered on this programme include:

  • Drug & Alcohol Education
  • Crisis Intervention & Detox
  • Harm reduction Policy
  • Ethics & Self Awareness
  • Effects of Addiction on Individual, Family & Community
  • 4 Tier Model
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Treatment Options & Approaches

  • Year 1

    Title: Addiction Studies

    Credits: 10 Credits

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    The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the topic of addiction to participants and to enable them to make an initial low-level intervention with an individual displaying addiction-related behaviour. The programme is particularly aimed at those who may encounter such behaviour in their personal or working lives.


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Course Fees

The fee for this programme is €750.

Duration

This certificate programme is delivered part time over 8 Friday/Saturday sessions. Attendance comprises of 3 hours on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm and 6 hours on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. This programme will be delivered fortnightly commencing in January 2020 in LIT Moylish.

After Completion

On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise addiction-associated behaviour in a work or personal setting
  • Identify the proximate cause of the addiction-associated behaviour
  • Compile appropriate behaviour-related information
  • Make an initial intervention with the individual displaying such behaviour
  • Assist the individual displaying the addiction-related behaviour to seek professional help and be able to outline the nature of the help available