Addiction Studies

Maynooth University


Course Name Addiction Studies
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MUA01
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Weekend
Location (Districts) Bluebell, Inchicore, Maynooth
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment The Certificate in Addiction Studies is available in the following locations:

Bluebell/Inchicore Start Date: 5th October 2022 Wednesdays 6.00-9.00

Maynooth University Start Date: 4th October 2022 Tuesdays 7.00-10.00

Other Venues to be announced shortly.
Application Date Please apply using our On Line applications at the 'Application Weblink' below.
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Duration 100 hours part-time over one year which may include 3 - 4 Saturdays.

The NUI Cert. in Addiction Studies will be held on our Maynooth Campus Tuesday Evenings 7.00-10.00pm The duration of the course is 100 hours. Students will attend 1 evening per week for a 3 hour facilitated workshop/tutorial. Students will also attend 3/4 Saturdays over the duration of the course.
Mature Applicants

Expand+Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities ...

Course Content This course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction. On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary addiction theory as well as prevention and treatment strategies. They will have explored associated issues such as public policy, factual information on substance misuse, gender issues and community drug prevention to name but a few.
Subjects Taught Module 1 Groupwork & Facilitation Skills/Reflective Learning
Module 2 Substance Misuse and Dependence
Module 3 Drug & Alcohol Misuse in Contemporary Ireland
Module 4 Approaches to Prevention Treatment & Rehabilitation
Assessment Method For assessment purposes, students are expected to have at least a 85% minimum attendance, complete a Learning Journal and complete Essays & Project work.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+The NUI Certificate in Addiction Studies is a standalone qualification however it also the first part of the Diploma in Addiction Studies (Level 8). Credits from both the Certificate and the Diploma in Addiction Studies can be used for Recognition o...

Further Enquiries Department of Adult and Community Education 01-7086062 email
Location The Certificate in Addiction Studies is available in the following locations:

Maynooth University
Other Venues to be announced shortly.
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