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Contemporary Advances in Evidence-Based Policy, Prevention & Practice (Module)

Module description

Compulsory fundamental module that is designed to inform you about policy, prevention and practice across the addictions field and how research plays a role and how to maximise its contribution.

Aims of the module

  • Introduce the concepts of policy development, including legislative responses to addictions and how they have evolved over time
  • Explore the processes that impact on real world translation of evidence into policy
  • Explore the development of clinical guidelines and procedures, including the factors that mediate the transfer of evidence and policy into practice
  • Introduce the concepts of universal, selective and indicated prevention strategies
  • Introduce the students to current/recent research projects conducted within the Addictions CAG


Staff information

Professor Ann McNeill and Dr Leonie Brose

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

1 x Press Release/Ministerial Briefing (40%)

1x 2000-word essay (60%)

Required for - MSc only

Key information

Module code 7PCAACAE

Credit level 7


Credit value 15

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No