|Application deadline:||September 2014|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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This course has been designed to offer a broad critical understanding of how society attempts to prevent or respond to problems associated with the use of licit and illicit drugs, as well as a more specific opportunity to develop research, management and policy-making skills in this area.
The course is aimed primarily at those who hold management or policy-making positions in any of the human service organisations which deal with drug and alcohol problems, but it also seeks to attract professionals who might play a leadership role in addictions work within their own professions.
Candidates from the first category might include: middle-ranking or senior civil servants or health board officials; directors or senior workers from voluntary drug and alcohol services; senior officials from the Probation and Welfare Service, the Prison Service or the Garda Siochana; members of Local Drugs Tasks Forces. Candidates from the second category might include: family doctors, community pharmacists, teachers, social workers, public health nurses, and other community care personnel. Candidates must have current or recent experience of either direct service provision, administration or policymaking relevant to the addictions field.
Students attend College for a three-day block each month over a period of two years, during which they take the following six 40-hour modules:
* Alcohol and Drugs - Use & Problem Use
* National and International Policy
* Research and Evaluation
* Research Seminars
* Therapeutic Interventions into Problem Drug and Alcohol Use
* Service Management