Provider: Atlantic Technological University
Address: Atlantic Technological University, Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal
Contact: Louise McBride
Title: Head of Department of Nursing and Health Studies
Email: Louise.McBride@lyit.ie or Sheila.Giblin@lyit.ie
Telephone: 074 9186303
The aim of the programme is to enable students to effectively deal with drugs and alcohol issues and to utilise recovery methods, using the best evidence and interventions by extending theoretical knowledge and practical skills, to alleviate these issues.
This programme will commence with an introductory module, Theoretical Foundations in Alcohol and Other Drugs, to ensure that all students, regardless of professional or academic background, have a basic understanding of the core concepts that underpin clinical, evidenced based and public health aspects of, alcohol and other specialist areas of drug and alcohol which results in harm to the individual, family and community. It will provide an opportunity for graduates to enhance their knowledge base, employment and career prospects with the inclusion of work based assessments to enhance their skills sets in a wide ranging Alcohol and Drug related service provision by embedding evidence informed practice in local organisations.
The programme will take cognisance that student learners will come from a variety of practice /professional backgrounds. This programme of study in Alcohol and Other Drugs has been designed to provide postgraduate education focusing on recent advances in the conceptualisation of substance use and addiction, and its effective prevention and treatment. Students will focus on theoretical advances and evidenced informed skills that will be contextualised within National policy, strategy, intervention and treatment. Emphasis will be placed upon facilitating the transfer of knowledge and skills to the workplace or students own professional development and career goals.
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health and Social Care, Nursing, Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, medicine etc. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. Applicants who do not hold the above entry requirements may be considered using the ATU RPL process.
For more details about the course see the website https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/nursinghealthstudies/lyntiadm/
This course began in 2017.