Substance Misuse: Social Impact & Practitioner Responses (SW4722) | Short Course

Substance and Alcohol Abuse
Substance and Alcohol Abuse: Adults
Substance and Alcohol Abuse: CYP
CPD Accredited

Posted: 17 August 2017
Telephone: (0)1772 894361/3408

Why study this module?

Within Social Care there is an increasing awareness of the potentially detrimental impact on individuals and their families of problematic substance use but practitioners report feeling unskilled in their assessment of and response to problematic use. This module aims to enable participants to explore the complex issues relating to substance misuse with a specific emphasis on a holistic approach to assessment and response. Participants will explore substance misuse in a political, legislative, societal and individual context and consider relevant occupational standards and capabilities to interventions in this field.

Who should undertake the module?

Those working with, or who have an academic interest in, individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Who is the module leader?

Fiona Harbin: prior to working at UCLan Fiona worked as a social worker and manager in child protection and safeguarding services with a specific interest in the impact of parental drug and alcohol use on children, assessment and multi-agency approaches in the field.

When and Where?

This module runs in January - April, over 15 weeks, including a weekly lecture and self-directed study time.


Portfolio and short presentation.

How to apply

This module can be completed towards a variety of Postgraduate Certificates or as a standalone module. Please contact the Centre for CPD team or visit our website for full details and application instructions.


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