Course information

F14 - REMOTE LEARNING: ONLINE ANYTIME: DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS

Provider: The Learning Curve Institute

Address: Rushbrook, Clogher, Westport, Co Mayo

Web: http://www.thelearningcurve.ie

Contact: Administrator

Title: Administrator

Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie

Telephone: 098 25530

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

Online learning in your own time:  The course covers a range of areas to provide participants with a good basic knowledge of drugs and alcohol and related issues. 

A total of 16 hours should be allocated to complete and fully participate in the course.  Participants will be provided the opportunity to learn about different types of drugs and their effects. The programme will also explore the areas of Tolerance, Dependence and Withdrawal.  Cannabis and alcohol have a module each in this course to reflect their prevalence in society. The impact of addiction on family members is explored as well as treatment options for a person with a substance misuse issue. At the end of each module there is a quiz to evaluate the understanding of the material as you progress through the individual topics.

The course was developed and designed by Dr. Sean Foy and Liam O'Loughlin. Sean is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience of working in the addiction field. He holds additional qualifications in social work and psychotherapy. He is a published author and regularly lectures on addiction and mental health in Ireland and abroad. Liam O'Loughlin has been working in services for people affected by addiction for 25 years plus and is a subject expert on the negative effects of problematic drug and alcohol use on those around the drinker and/or drug user. He holds a Masters in Drug and Alcohol Policy from Trinity College Dublin.

Content

How it works:  The training is composed of six modules and an online Q&A forum for learners to pose questions to trainers throughout the course. Please note that in order to achieve a certificate in the course participants will be expected to contribute with a question or a comment in a minimum of four out of the six course forums.

Target Group

Suitable for: Anyone who is interested in learning more about drugs and addiction, including nurses, social workers, HR Depts, counsellors, youth care workers and individuals.

NOTE: Learning Curve are offering a reduced price to non-profit organisations who would like to book 2 or more places. Contact us on info@thelearningcurve.ie for details.

Entry Requirement

A total of 16 hours should be allocated to complete this course. This includes viewing slide presentations, videos and further reading.  Online learning, in your own time, which is a combination of directed and self-directed learning.  

Selection Procedure
Qualification
All participants who complete the course and contribute to the forum will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion in Drug and Alcohol Awareness from The Learning Curve Institute.
Assessment
See course details.
Accreditation
Members of The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can earn 16 CPD points from completing this course.
Background

Dr. Foy has over 25 years experience of working in the addiction field. He holds qualifications in clinical psychology, social work and psychotherapy. He is a published author and regularly lectures on addiction and mental health both here in Ireland and abroad. Liam O'Loughlin has been working in services for people affected by addiction for 25 years plus and is a subject expert on the negative effects of problematic drug and alcohol use on those around the drinker and/or drug user. He holds a Masters in Drug and Alcohol Policy from Trinity College Dublin. 

Dates / Availability
Available at anytime
Location
Online.
Region
Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin,Connacht
Application
Contact The Learning Curve
Cost
€245.00