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Alcohol: Problems, Policy & Practice (Module)

Module description

The Alcohol Problems, Policy and Practice module has an explicit focus on population-level alcohol problems and solutions, and is therefore different and complementary to the core content of the MSc in Addiction Studies. It is offered and taught in collaboration with the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) and other academic and third sector colleagues.

This module aims to help postgraduate students and practitioners working in public health or related fields to develop an in-depth understanding of key concepts in relation to alcohol problems, policy and practice. Drawing on the evidence base, with input from leading academics from around the UK, the module will provide a background in the origins and key debates that exist in alcohol policy and practice, and will enable students to critically evaluate current interventions and approaches. The module will also help students consider how they can apply lessons from current and emerging areas of alcohol research and practice to their own areas of work.

Staff information

Professor Ann McNeill and Dr Sadie Boniface

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

1 x Online MCQ (25%)

1 x 4,000-word essay (75%)

Optional module for

Key information

Module code 7PCAAPPP

Credit level 7


Credit value 30

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No