1 Semester/Block Delivery /
Level 9 /
This module combines theory, practical application and practice based theory from local, national & International guest speakers/lecturers. It is a response to the current impetus within Community, Education, justice, Health, Social Work and Social Care sectors to enable them to work confidently with young people and their families whose lives are challenged by someone’s alcohol or other drug use
This specialised module covers all of the current evidence based, best practice in Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) from an integrated, holistic framework.
This module aims to provide students with crucial analysis of the impact of problem parental alcohol and other drug use on child and family functioning underpinned by policy and legislation that guides our work. It will explore the impact of problem parental alcohol and other drug use from conception across the life span of the child with emphasis on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Students will examine the choice of intervention skills and tools utilised in the context of intervention for families impacted by alcohol and other drug use and become familiar with the new national direction for best practice in this area.
Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Minimum Entry Requirements
The main employers are:
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186306
Head of Department Dr Nigel McKelvey
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186404
School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Early Education & Social Studies
Certificate (Level 8)
Bachelor of Science (Ord)