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Introduction to Addiction Science & Theory (Module)

Module description

A compulsory fundamental module providing the foundation of knowledge to build upon through the remainder of course. This module will explore the aetiology and nature of addiction problems, the historical development and theoretical perspectives of addiction as a health related problem, and the theoretical and evidence-based underpinnings of current pharmacotherapeutic and psychosocial interventions for responding to addictive behaviour.

The aims of the module are to develop an understanding of:

  • The aetiology and nature of addiction problems
  • The historical development and theoretical perspectives of addiction as a health related problem
  • The theoretical and evidence-based underpinnings of current pharmacotherapeutic and psychosocial interventions for responding to addictive behaviour.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  • 1 x 4000 word essay (50%)
  • 1 X MCQ Exam (30%)
  • 1 x Oral Presentation (20%)

Key information

Module code 7PACAAINT

Credit level 7

Assessment written examination/s coursework oral examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester

Study abroad module No