Semester 2 - 31 January 2023
9:30am - 4:30pm
£1000 (L6); £1000 (L7)
This module aims to introduce students to the context of dual diagnosis practice and service provision. Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe individuals who are experiencing the combined issues of addiction and mental health. Within this module students explore key theoretical models and critically reflect upon the socio-political context of dual diagnosis. Students are also introduced to evidence-based practice and a psychosocial framework of intervention for responding to dual diagnosis.
Module content includes:
- The historical context of substance use and mental health.
- The social construction of mental health and substance use.
- Psychoactive substances.
- Key models of substance use/mental health
- Substance use/mental health policy.
- Models of intervention.
- Evidence based practice.
- Psychosocial interventions.
- Working with groups and families.
- Working in community settings.
- Recovery and rehabilitation.
- The social construction of mental health.
Everything you need to know
These modules are designed for practitioners working with health and social care clients. For admission to the module you will usually be required to provide evidence of the successful completion of 120 credits (or equivalent) at the appropriate level in a relevant area / discipline:
- 120 credits at level 5 (Dip HE) for level 6 (degree) study
- 120 credits at level 6 (BScH/BAH) for level 7 (masters) study
Students will be assessed against level 6 or level 7 academic criteria.
Students are required to give a presentation about ‘dual diagnosis’. The presentation should reference the socio-political context, models of practice and evidence-based interventions with individuals, families and communities encountering dual diagnosis.