Course information

C19 - MSc ADDICTION RECOVERY

Provider: School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin

Address: College Green Dublin 2, Ireland

Web: https://www.tcd.ie/medicine

Contact: Dr. Jo-Hanna Ivers

Title: Course Co-ordinator

Email: jivers@tcd.ie

Telephone: 01 8961087

Category C : Courses leading to a professional or academic qualification (NFQ level 6 and higher)
Objectives

The M.Sc is designed for Addiction Recovery Practitioners working across the Addiction and support services. The course is offered by the Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin with a range of teaching from leading experts from across Trinity College as well as leading clinicians the Health Service Executive. The course is a fusion between Public Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It is the first course of its kind in Ireland.

1. 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.

2. To critically appraise and analyse the factors impeding implementation of an Addiction Recovery model in a variety of settings.

3. 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.

Content

The course comprises 90 ECTS credits in total. There are 12 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. There is also a dissertation module.

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Target Group

The MSc is designed for addiction recovery practitioners working across the addiction and support services. 

Entry Requirement

This course will be of interest to those who have responsibility for delivery and implementation of Addiction Services. The aim of this interdisciplinary course is to provide high-quality training for health and social care practitioners in the theoretical and practical aspects of Addiction Recovery. The Masters in Science in Addiction Recovery will have a strong component of action learning in the workplace. The course will also provide students with an opportunity to critically explore and evaluate emerging field of Addiction Recovery. Graduates of this course will be expected to promote and develop excellence in Addiction Recovery.

The entry requirement for the course is at graduate level. 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.  Applications for admission to the course will be made online.  Short-listed applicants may be interviewed.

Selection Procedure

The closing date for applications for entry to the course will be the end of June of the year of admission; however, late applications will be considered in the event of places not being filled. See course website for more course details. https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/courses/addiction-recovery-mscpgraddip/

Qualification
MSc
Assessment
As per curriculum
Accreditation
TCD
Background

The course is offered by the Department of Public Health & Primary Care at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin with a range of teaching from leading experts from across Trinity College as well as leading clinicians the Health Service Executive. The course is a fusion between Public Health, Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. It is the first course of its kind in Ireland.

Dates / Availability
October each year. The course runs one-year full-time. Course attendance comprises three-day blocks each month (Tuesday to Thursday) to facilitate work release. Each course attendance day consists of six hours of lecture sessions, workshops or tutorials.
Location
Trinity College Dublin
Region
Dublin
Application
Applications for this course should be made online. For more information contact Dr. Jo-Hanna Ivers jivers@tcd.ie
Cost
Contact course providers for final fees. Year 1 new student fee EU €8,742; non EU €17,483.