Course information

F03 - PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN WOMEN AND SUBSTANCE USE

Provider: Urrus and University College Dublin

Address: Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Web: http://www.byap.ie/services/urrus/diploma-in-community-drugs-work

Contact: Dr Sarah Morton

Title: Director of the Community Partnership Drugs Programme

Email: sarah.morton@ucd.ie

Telephone: n.a.

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives
Increasingly issues in relation to women’s substance use, have emerged especially in relation to trauma histories, domestic violence, maternal roles and impact on family, children, yet there has been little educational response to develop practitioner and policy maker knowledge, awareness and skills to address these issues effectively. 
Content
Women’s problematic substance use is explored in the context of the inter-related and sometimes unique factors that may impact on women’s substance use trajectories, with a particular focus on effective intervention, and innovation in practice and policy responses.  The role and impact of intimate partner violence, sex working, trauma histories and pregnancy and mothering on women’s substance use are considered and explored.  The development and provision of innovative responses and interventions are presented, together with the implications for drug and social policy.
This Professional Certificate comprises of one 10 credit module SPOL 40850 Women and Substance Use.
Target Group

This programme provides key workers, social care workers, addiction counsellors and those in related policy and health fields with the knowledge and expertise to respond to the complexity of women and substance use.

This Professional Certificate should offer career enhancement by developing students’ knowledge and expertise in regard to the complex health and social issues that surround women and substance use.

Entry Requirement

This course has been designed for those working or seeking to work within the fields of substance use intervention, social care, social work nursing, health and related field who wish to deepen their knowledge and expertise in relation to this complex social issue.

Qualification
Professional Certificate (level 9 nfq, credits 10)
Assessment
As per course curriculum
Accreditation
University College Dublin
Background

New in 2018

Dates / Availability
September, for four months.
Location
Online course
Region
Connacht,Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin
Application
See website, or contact Sarah Morton, 01 7168582
Cost
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.