Addictive Behaviour - Single Module
Level 7 (30 credits)

Part-time study available

3 good reasons to study Addictive Behaviour - Single Module at Salford

1.

Explore the theory and evidence-base in relation to the psychology and treatment to a wide range of addictions

2.

Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field

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Evaluate the range of addictive and compulsive behaviours and raise awareness of the problems/risks experienced by the 'addict' in western society

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)

This module explores:

  • Definitions and explanations of addiction and addictive/compulsive behaviour, psychological, medical, social models
  • Understanding the range and forms of addictive behaviour in western society (drug abuse, alcoholism, 'shopaholics', compulsive gambling, sex addiction etc)
  • Social, psychological and sociological issues and addiction, (family dynamics, socio-cultural factors, peer group influence, demographic/'macro' factors etc)
  • Implications for the individual (and for society) of engaging in 'risky' behaviours, (legal, economic, social, health-related problems, etc)
  • Psychological and psycho-pharmacological factors in substance abuse, (awareness of the reasons for drug/alcohol addiction, individual risk assessment, physical and psychological dependence, motivational issues, problems of cessation etc.)
  • Exploring potential problems and outcomes of treatment interventions

Entry Requirements

  • A degree or evidence of your ability to study at postgraduate level
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be available for courses you have already completed at postgraduate level

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information:

You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7

Personal statement:

Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Suitable For

Relevant to a range of professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychological therapists and those dealing with addictions.

Teaching

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group discussion and independent study

Assessment

  • Two pieces of coursework (3000 words each)

Employability

Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to clinical practice and improve the quality of your care.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

Further Study

Fees and Funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.