Addictions Policy and Interventions

Addictions Policy and Interventions

Addictions Policy and Interventions

Level 7, 20 Credits

Course aim

This module identifies core policies and strategies related to addiction from a UK and international perspective and how these are developed and operationalised. 

You will: 

  • examine how personal and structural forces impact on addiction and if these are related to policy objectives. 
  • evaluate policies and interventions designed to improve addiction outcomes.
Course length

The course is delivered over one semester (approximately 13 weeks) for one half day per week. The module normally runs from January to April. Sessions will include lectures, seminars and workshops.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £35.00 per credit.


Classroom based for one half day per week for 13 weeks.

Course content

This module will introduce you to addictions policy and strategies. While you will focus primarily on the UK, you will also evaluate European and international policies where relevant. 

During your studies, you will:

  • look at how addictions policy is developed, including the role of evidence and politics
  • assess addictions interventions and research plus the outcomes evidence related to this work
  • explore types of prevention, including the evidence base related to this activity
  • explore individual, community and societal-based interventions and harm reduction strategies
  • investigate natural recovery, recovery capital, self-directed behaviour change and social reintegration

Assessments will include an essay and report.

Entry requirements
  • You will normally be expected to have a first degree in order to enrol on this programme
  • Evidence of equivalent learning gained through work may also be considered if you do not have a first degree 
  • The Programme Leader must also be confident that you have the potential to study successfully at Level 7 and that you will benefit from completing the programme. Consideration will be given for prior education and experience
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Public Health (Addictions) award framework or as a single CPD.

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry drop down. 

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
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Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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