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PgCert Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

Queen's University Belfast

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This multi-disciplinary programme is designed to enable substance use professionals, mental health workers, social workers, nurses and workers from allied health and social care sectors to gain an understanding of substance use disorders, including definitions, UK and international contexts and the application of theory in practice.

The overarching aims of the PG Cert, PG Dip and Masters in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders is to enable professionals from a range of sectors working in substance use, mental health and related fields to build on their existing knowledge and skills and to use them effectively within their current work environment. It also aims to develop the participants’ understanding of the range of theories informing substance use, and to assist workers to translate these theories into effective practice.

The programme will have a pragmatic focus and this will enable practitioners to learn about a range of multi-disciplinary assessment tools, methods of interventions and the necessary skills to work with substance use across a range of settings. Substance use problems permeate work with a range of service user groups, from the more obvious groups, i.e. working with substance use and mental health, to working with children and families, learning disability offenders and older people.

You can study flexibly by working around your professional duties. These programmes have been accredited by the Northern Ireland Professional in Practice Education and Training Partnership.

Candidates will be afforded the opportunity to take each of the three modules of the programme of study as a stand-alone module (20 credits) or collectively to obtain the PG Cert in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).

These will include:

  • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders: Prevalence, Legislation and Theoretical Concepts
  • Substance use Disorders and Co-morbid mental health disorders
  • Substance use and Substance Use Disorders: International Contexts.

Please note that this course is not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.

Career Development

Professional Development For multi-disciplinary students. the programmes offer relevant CPD opportunities as well as recognised qualifications accredited by the University which will augment their professional development and enhance the development of further opportunities in their chosen field of practice. For Social Work students only, the Certificate meets all six of the professional requirements in the ‘Specialist’ category in the Professional in Practice framework, and on completion candidates will be conferred with the Specialist Award. For all students, the programme provides the opportunity to enhance special substance use and substance use disorders skills within a multi-disciplinary teaching environment.

Application deadline

29 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,067per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 35 7

    40th out of 118 7

    7th out of 79 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%

    12th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    4th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    147 71%

    29th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    111th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    140 81%

    10th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    58th

    4

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