UCD & Urrus: Professional Certificate in Women and Substance Use (QQI level 9, 10 ECTs)
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UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice and Urrus, Ballymun Youth Action Project
Are you working, or intending to work in substance use intervention, social care, social work, nursing or public health related professions and wanting to deepen your expertise regarding women and substance use? Are you looking for Continuing Professional Development opportunities? Would you like to study in your own time or do you need to fit your study alongside work, family or life commitments?
This postgraduate 10 week online course, developed by UCD in partnership with Urrus, Ballymun Youth Action Project, seeks to provide key workers, social care workers, addiction counsellors and those in related policy and health fields with the knowledge and expertise to respond to the complexity of women and substance use. Given the emerging debates in relation to women’s substance use, this course provides an educational response to the complex issues of substance use, trauma histories, domestic violence, sex working, maternal roles and impact on family and children. With 10 weekly sessions, women’s problematic substance use is explored in the context of the inter-related and sometimes unique factors that may impact on women’s substance use trajectories, including the role and impact of intimate partner violence, sex working, trauma histories, pregnancy and mothering. Innovative responses and interventions are explored, together with implications for drug and social policy. A key outcome of the course is developing the knowledge and skills to address these issues effectively.
Utilising a range of digital technology, this course is delivered online through UCD’s online dedicated learning space – Brightspace. Learning takes place through an engaging blend of asynchronous interactive presentations, participation in online discussion classes and carefully selected readings and studies which will be made available to students weekly, as well as online and face to face tutorials. Each week students will complete pre- presentation and post presentation activities and are invited to reflect on their learning and experiences throughout the course. This Professional Certificate is designed to be flexible and accessible to students, with the use of e-learning allowing students to study at convenient times and locations.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=W402
or contact Dr Sarah Morton at email@example.com
Award: Professional Certificate in Women and Substance Use (QQI level 9)