Taught course

Addictive Behaviour

Institution
University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
Single Module

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree or show evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

February

Course content

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)

This module explores:

  • Definitions and explanations of addiction and addictive/compulsive behaviour, psychological, medical, social models
  • Understanding the range and forms of addictive behaviour in western society (drug abuse, alcoholism, 'shopaholics', compulsive gambling, sex addiction etc)
  • Social, psychological and sociological issues and addiction, (family dynamics, socio-cultural factors, peer group influence, demographic/'macro' factors etc)
  • Implications for the individual (and for society) of engaging in 'risky' behaviours, (legal, economic, social, health-related problems, etc)
  • Psychological and psycho-pharmacological factors in substance abuse, (awareness of the reasons for drug/alcohol addiction, individual risk assessment, physical and psychological dependence, motivational issues, problems of cessation etc.)
  • Exploring potential problems and outcomes of treatment interventions

Qualification and course duration

Single Module

part time
3 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Service
Email
course-enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 295 4545