Theories And Models Of Addiction EDUC1072

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will provide students with a focus on developing theoretical knowledge and a critical understanding in a range of theories and models in substance misuse and addictive behaviours.

Timetable

Not yet known.

Requirements of Entry

A minimum of one year working experience with people experiencing Alcohol and Drug misuse problems. Successful candidates require to demonstrate, to the course selectors, an ability to study at a higher education level.

Assessment

An essay assignment of 3000 words to reflect the learning outcomes submitted at the end of the course timetable (80%). The individual presentation to the class will be counted as 20% of course work and will reflect communication of essay topic chosen by the student with reference to their practice.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course intends to

■ Introduce students to key concepts regarding Drug and Alcohol misuse and develop a critical understanding of Theories and Models of Addictive behaviour.

■ Develop students ability to apply theoretical knowledge of Drug and Alcohol misuse and consider the implications to their working practice

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe a range of theories and models regarding Drug and Alcohol misuse

■ Distinguish the key concepts of competing theories and models regarding Drug and Alcohol misuse

■ Appraise the implications of different theories and models of Drug and Alcohol misuse on the development of policy and interventions

■ Evaluate theories and models of Drug and Alcohol misuse in relation to implications for practice

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.