Substance misuse and dual diagnosis (degree and masters level)

Key features

  • Consider the influence of various models and approaches to working with people who misuse substances or have dual diagnosis, as well as the issues for you as an individual and for society.
  • Module content (not exhaustive): definitions of dependence, addiction and withdrawal; interface between mental health and substance misuse; pharmacology of drugs of abuse; types of treatment intervention, rehabilitation and support…

Module code

HEAD383/APP744

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Plymouth

HEAD383 course details (degree level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the theoretical concepts of ‘substance misuse', ‘dual diagnosis’ and related ideas.
  • Demonstrate a detailed, critical understanding of drug and alcohol assessment including risk assessment.
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of effective skills for working with people who misuse substances/who have 'dual diagnosis' by providing a critical analysis of the evidence base.
  • Provide a critical analysis of policy and legislation in relation to this client group.

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are to be confirmed.

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programme can this module count towards?

The degree level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care.

APP744 course details (masters level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Provide an advanced critical analysis of the theoretical concepts of ‘substance misuse', ‘dual diagnosis’ and related ideas.
  • Demonstrate systematic, in-depth and current knowledge and critical understanding of drug and alcohol assessment including risk assessment.
  • Demonstrate systematic, in-depth understanding of effective skills for working with people who misuse substances/who have 'dual diagnosis' by providing an advanced critical analysis of the evidence base.
  • Provide an advanced critical analysis of policy and legislation in relation to this client group.

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are to be confirmed.

Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change, always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programme can this module count towards?

The masters level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner), MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Community and Primary Care Practitioner) and MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions). For MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner) is a pathway-specific module.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the module you must:

  • be a registered health and social care professional working in clinical practice
  • to study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation degree or equivalent)
  • to study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level (i.e. level 6).

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Fees

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. Please contact your trust’s education coordinator in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.