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Dunne, Mary (2009) New directory of training courses for 2009. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 29, Spring 2009, p. 20.

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The National Documentation Centre on Drug Use has published a new edition of the Directory of courses and training programmes on drug misuse in Ireland.  Thirty-six providers sent us information about 88 courses for this fourth edition. We would like to thank all of those who made contributions.

 Most courses refer directly to drugs or addiction, though others aim to develop broad skills, such as supervision, facilitation and counselling techniques, which may be of interest to those working in this area.  A wide variety of training standards, methods and approaches are represented.  We do not assess the quality of courses listed; we present information as supplied by the course co-ordinators on course length, assessment, qualifications and accreditation.  Course providers are based in Dublin (66%), Cork, Donegal, Kildare, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Meath, Tipperary and Waterford.  Although many cater specifically for people in their locality, some also offer courses on a regional or national basis.   
This year we asked local and regional drugs task forces to provide information about their educational bursaries.  A small number of task forces offer financial assistance for those living or working in their area to attend specified courses.  We provide information on their application criteria. 
Course co-ordinators who wish to revise an existing entry or include a new course in the 2010 edition of the Directory may request an application form from mdunne@hrb.ie
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Intervention Type
Education and training
Issue Title
Issue 29, Spring 2009
Page Range
p. 20
Health Research Board
Issue 29, Spring 2009
Accession Number
HRB (Available)

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