Introduction to Substance Misuse - 20 credits - Module

  • Course Code: LBR6570, LBR7520
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: October 2019
  • Study mode: Short Course (6 weeks)
  • Location: City South

Drug and alcohol use is a contemporary issue with rapidly emerging drug choices and increasingly complicated health and social consequences.

By enhancing your existing knowledge, this module will support you in developing a confident and analytical approach to working with people experiencing drug and alcohol issues.

This module is aligned to the Professional Practice Programme and an e-learning approach is designed to enhance your skills within your current occupation by supporting your personal and professional development and the flexibility online learning.

What's covered in the course?

Introduction to substance use familiarises you to the diverse nature of substance use supporting your development of critical appraisal of current theory and practice from a UK context. You will be supported to explore and contrast current UK drug and alcohol legal frameworks using a global perspective. You will examine holistic treatment strategies and approaches across a spectrum of health and social settings critically appraising the evidence base. You will consider how to maximise collaborative working practices to support the delivery of drug and alcohol treatment services.

Why Choose Us?

  • The substance misuse module will inspire you to challenge and develop your professional practice
  • Our assessments have been developed to be immediately beneficial for your practice and career
  • The teaching team have a range and depth of experience and passion in working with people who have substance use issues

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Oct 2019 SC 6 weeks
TBC

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Oct 2019 SC 6 weeks
TBC

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for health, social care, educational, criminal justice and public sector workers who have studied at level 6.

Level 6

Module Description
20 credits

Welcome to the Introduction to Substance Use and Misuse Module -level 6. This module supports the work of health and social care professionals who support people who use and misuse drugs and alcohol.

This module is one of three modules exploring the use of and misuse of drugs and alcohol in adult populations. This module will help you to develop your awareness of the diverse nature of substance use and abuse, and help you to develop your skills in critically appraising current theory and clinical procedures in a rapidly changing area of practice. A bio-psycho-social approach to working with the person and families is promoted to support and enhance your abilities in assessing and developing care individual care programs for people with substance use and misuse issues. The application of treatment strategies and approaches across health, social care, criminal justice, educational and community settings is incorporated to enhanced collaborative working practices.

This module is delivered entirely on line. Workbooks and e-lectures will be supported with a variety of online resources including Moodle forums, video tutorials, e-quizzes and wiki’s designed to enable your learning. You will be expected to participate in group Moodle discussions for collaborative peer learning. Tutorial support is available using combinations of Skype tutorials, live chat messaging or email. Formative and summative assessments will be completed using online submissions and video tutorial support is available to assist you with this process.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

Welcome to the Introduction to Substance Use and Misuse Module (level 7). This module supports the development of advanced drug and alcohol practice for predominantly graduate health and social care professionals who support people who use and misuse drugs and alcohol. The module will enable you to enhance your knowledge and skills in expanding clinical theories, support the development of educational projects or service change.

This module is one of three modules exploring the use of and misuse of drugs and alcohol in adult populations. This module will help you to extend your knowledge of diverse substance misuse presentations, enhancing your ability to critically analyse current policy and practice in this field. Biopsycho-social models of assessment and intervention are used to contrast theoretical treatment perspectives and develop organisational approaches to treatment interventions. The critical evaluation of treatment strategies and approaches across health, social care, criminal justice, educational and community settings is incorporated to enhanced collaborative working practices.

This module is delivered entirely on line. Workbooks and e-lectures will be supported with a variety of online resources including Moodle forums, video tutorials, e-quizzes and wiki’s designed to enable your learning. You will be expected to participate in group Moodle discussions for collaborative peer learning. Tutorial support is available using combinations of Skype tutorials, live chat messaging or email. Formative and summative assessments will be completed using online submissions and video tutorial support is available to assist you with this process.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Course structure

This module will look at global and national trends in substance use, models of addiction and psychoactive substance use are addressed.

The learning outcomes of the module are aimed at developing skills for working with people with substance use issues including leadership, health promotion and policy development.

Assessment

  • Electronic portfolio submission.

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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Kim Moore

Senior Lecturer

Kim Moore is a qualified mental health nurse who has over 30 years of clinical experience in mental health acute care, community settings and substance misuse services. She has worked in a variety of roles as a clinician, manager and nurse consultant. She is passionate about developing skills in working with substance use and improving the voice of nurses in their professional roles.

Enquiries

For all course enquiries please contact the Working with Substance Misuse Pathway Leader Kim Moore on:

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