Course information

C24 - MASTER OF SCIENCE / POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS

Provider: Atlantic Technological University

Address: Atlantic Technological University, Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal

Web: https://www.lyit.ie

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

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

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.

Content

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.

  • Advanced research methods 
  • Theoretical foundations in alcohol & other drugs  
  • Alcohol and other drug use: interventions practice & skills 1
  • Children and families: hidden harm
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health: recovery approaches 
  • Alcohol and other drugs use: interventions practice & skills 2 
  • Research dissertation  
Target Group

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.

Entry Requirement

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. 

Selection Procedure

For more details about the course see the website https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/nursinghealthstudies/lyntiadm/

Qualification
Master of Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
Assessment
Assessment of work and research dissertation
Accreditation
ATU, under Delegated Authority from QQI
Background

This course began in 2017.

Dates / Availability
September. PG – 1.5 year part-time; MSc – 2 years part-time
Location
Atlantic Technological University, Letterkenny
Region
Ulster,Connacht
Application
Download the application form from the course website
Cost
The EU fee for the Master of Science is €5,750.