The M.Sc is designed for Addiction Recovery Practitioners working across the Addiction and support services. The course is offered by the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin with a range of teaching from leading experts from across Trinity College as well as leading clinicians the Health Service Executive. The course is a fusion between Public Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It is the first course of its kind in Ireland.
The course has a number of unique strengths:
This Masters in Addiction Recovery course is the first of its kind in Ireland with no identical course offered internationally.
The interdisciplinary collective strengths of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences regarding lecture provision from the Schools of Pharmacy and Health Service Executive, as well as other leading addiction practitioners within non-statutory services are unprecedented.
The course content will be underpinned by the integration of pioneering research in the field of Addiction Recovery to ensure the focus of the material delivered is current evidenced based research, which will, in turn, inform evidenced based best practice.
The teaching staff includes clinicians and service providers who are at the forefront of Addiction Recovery treatment, research and policy in Ireland.
The course curriculum corresponds directly with the actions set out in the National Drug Strategy (NDS) 'Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025' as well as the principle for recovery as set out by the Recovery Academies of Ireland, UK, Scotland, Australia and the United States.
1. To bring the core theory of Addiction Recovery (AR) to health and social care students and to support the application of the AR model in the health and social care domains of practice.
2. To critically appraise and analyse the factors impeding implementation of an Addiction Recovery model in a variety of settings.
3. To foster multi-disciplinary learning in an academic setting where the multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational backgrounds of the students will be developed as a source of learning.