NUIM Level 7 Certificate in Psychology and Addiction Studies

/NUIM Level 7 Certificate in Psychology and Addiction Studies
NUIM Level 7 Certificate in Psychology and Addiction Studies2018-08-22T18:44:19+00:00

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The NUI Cert. in Addiction Studies course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction.  On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary addiction theory as well as prevention and treatment strategies.  They will have explored associated issues such as public policy, factual information on substance misuse, gender issues and community drug prevention to name but a few.   Students will attend 1 evening per week for a 3 hour facilitated workshop/tutorial.  Students will also attend 3/4 Saturdays over the duration of the course. For assessment purposes, students are expected to have at least a 85% minimum attendance, complete a Learning Journal and complete Essays & Project work.


Module 1 Groupwork & Facilitation Skills/Reflective Learning

Module 2 Substance Misuse and Dependence

Module 3 Drug & Alcohol Misuse in Contemporary Ireland

Module 4 Approaches to Prevention Treatment & Rehabilitation


The NUI Cert. in Psychology course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.  The course aims to introduce participants to the main psychological theories and examine their contribution to the development of the discipline.

Module 1

Introduction to Psychology and Study Skills; Overview of what psychology consists of, its history and study skills.

Module 2

The Biological Basis of Behaviour. Most behaviour is rooted in our biology this module considers the role of the brain in sleep, sensation and perception.

Module 3

Learning and Feeling: This module focuses on how we learn, remember and experience emotions.

Module 4

Personality: This module reviews the most important theories of personality, and how personality is assessed under each of these theories.

Module 5

The Development of the Individual: This module considers the early development of the child from conception through to thought, language and moral development.

Module 6

Introduction to Social Psychology: Key areas in social psychology such as social perception, attitudes and prejudice will be explored in this module.

Module 7

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: This module introduces students to the diagnosis, classification and treatment models in abnormal behaviour.

Module 8

Introduction to Social Research Methodology: An introduction to the main techniques involved in social research.

Course Duration: 100 hours part-time over one year which may include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

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