The overarching aims of the PG Cert, PG Dip and Masters in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders is to enable professionals from a range of sectors working in substance use, mental health and related fields to build on their existing knowledge and skills and to use them effectively within their current work environment. It also aims to develop and the participants' understanding of the range of theories informing substance use, and to assist workers to translate these theories into effective practice. These learning objectives will ultimately enrich the lives of individuals, families and communities who are in receipt of services provided by the
The programme will have a pragmatic focus and this will enable practitioners to learn about a range of multi-disciplinary assessment tools, methods of interventions and the necessary skills to work with substance use across a range of settings. Substance use problems permeate work with a range of service user groups, from the more obvious groups, i.e. working with substance use and mental health, to working with children and families, learning disability offenders and older people.
You can study flexibly by working around your professional duties. These programmes have been accredited by the Northern Ireland Professional in Practice Education and Training Partnership.
Candidates will be afforded the opportunity to take each of the three modules of the programme of study as a stand-alone module (20 credits) or collectively to obtain the PG Cert in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).
These will include:
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders : Prevalence, Legislation and Theoretical Concepts
Substance use Disorders and Co-morbid mental health disorders
Substance use and Substance Use Disorders : International Contexts.
Please note that this course is not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders highlights
For Social Work candidates only the Certificate meets all six of the professional requirements in the 'Specialist' category in the Professional in Practice framework, and on completion candidates will be conferred with the Specialist Award.
•The Social Work postgraduate programmes have been accredited by the Northern Ireland Professional in Practice Education and Training Partnership and offer a range of professional awards and requirements at the consolidation, specialist and leadership levels.
•Professional Development For multi-disciplinary applicants the programmes offer relevant CPD opportunities as well as recognised qualifications accredited by the University which will augment their professional development and enhance the development of further opportunities in their chosen field of practice.
•The PG Cert programme is taught by a number of highly skilled academics and practitioners who are currently working or researching and teaching in substance use disorder settings. This marriage of pragmatic skills based knowledge with corollary evidence based learning will greatly enhance the student learning experience.