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Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use

North West Regional College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    North West Regional College

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Course Overview:

This course is for those working in a variety of settings supporting individuals who misuse alcohol and/or drugs. It aims to help students develop an understanding of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues that may affect practice and to foster personal and professional development in terms of reflective practice, self-awareness. The course is completed over 3 academic years.

The modules include:

Impact of Substance Misuse on Health and Well-being, Recognition of Drug & Alcohol Use, Legal and Ethical Issues in Drugs and Alcohol, Screening, Assessment and Support Planning, Therapeutic Interventions for Substance Use, Harm Reduction Strategies, Evidence Based Practice, Effective Helping Relationships, Work Based Learning, Hidden Harm and Mental
Health.

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree may be eligible to apply for entry to the final year of the BSc Hons Health and Wellbeing, or BSc Hons Applied Health Studies programmes at Ulster University.

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Applicants must: (a) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE Grade C or equivalent); and (b) have attained passes in four different subjects, of which one should be at GCE Advanced (A) level and three at GCSE level (Grades A, B or C) or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification.

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University information

North West Regional College

  • Campus address

    North West Regional College, Strand Road, Londonderry, Londonderry, BT48 7BY, Northern Ireland

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