OverviewThe course has a number of unique strengths:
- This Masters in Addiction Recovery course is the first of its kind in Ireland with no identical course offered internationally.
- The interdisciplinary collective strengths of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences regarding lecture provision from the Schools of Pharmacy and Health Service Executive, as well as other leading addiction practitioners within non-statutory services are unprecedented.
- The course content will be underpinned by the integration of pioneering research in the field of Addiction Recovery to ensure the focus of the material delivered is current evidenced based research, which will, in turn, inform evidenced based best practice.
- The teaching staff includes clinicians and service providers who are at the forefront of Addiction Recovery treatment, research and policy in Ireland.
- The course curriculum corresponds directly with the actions set out in the National Drug Strategy (NDS) ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery 2017 – 2025’ as well as the principle for recovery as set out by the Recovery Academies of Ireland, UK, Scotland, Australia and the United States.
- To bring the core theory of Addiction Recovery (AR) to health and social care students and to support the application of the AR model in the health and social care domains of practice.
- To critically appraise and analyse the factors impeding implementation of an Addiction Recovery model in a variety of settings.
- To foster multi-disciplinary learning in an academic setting where the multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational backgrounds of the students will be developed as a source of learning.
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The course comprises the following taught modules, which might be altered depending on the staff availability: Current and Historical Approaches to the Theory and Treatment of Addiction, Basic Concepts and Policy in Recovery: Research Methodology 1, Research Methodology 2, Substance Addiction Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology of Addiction, Social Policies and Social Context of Addiction Recovery, Theory, Techniques and interventions, Clinical Application of Evidenced Based Intervention, Mental Health and Supervised Clinical Application 1, Mental Health and Supervised Clinical Application 2 (emphasis on Adolescent Populations), and Implementation Strategies.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences View 120 other Masters in Health Sciences in Ireland
Graduate level 2.1, prospective students will be graduates in a health or social care related discipline with at least 3 years professional experience. Other applications may be considered in exceptional circumstances, based on workplace experience. In the case of applicants with no professional experience a submission may be considered by the course committee where the student can secure placement for the duration of the course and the course committee are satisfied that the student will adequately benefit from completing the course.
International16974 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16974 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8487 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8487 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part time fee
- National -€ 4244
- International -€ 8487
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