At Middlesex we recognise the contemporary challenges of working with people who suffer from mental health and substance misuse in a wide range of settings, from housing to prisons and schools. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including healthcare, government agencies, education, probation and more.
Taught by experienced practitioners who specialise in substance abuse and remain actively involved in mental healthcare, this course will equip you with the crucial knowledge you need to engage with, screen, assess and treat sufferers using a range of effective evidence-based interventions. Available either on campus or via distance learning to fit around your schedule, this course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice with particular focus on such key areas as risk assessment, relapse prevention, self-help approaches and family involvement.
Armed with this valuable knowledge you will not only enhance your employment prospects but gain substantial academic credits to put towards obtaining a Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Certificate in Dual Diagnosis or any other relevant degree programme.
This short course is structure to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying either by attending lectures at our London campus over 10 weeks or via distance learning of approximately 10 hours self-directed study per week for 24 weeks.
Depending on which route you choose, you will explore the following subjects through a series of lectures, online resources and seminars:
Distance Learning students will receive feedback on their postings to discussion boards and their contributions to their electronic learning journal. Campus-based students will present and participate in seminar discussion groups throughout the module.
In addition, Level 6 students will be assessed via:
Level 7 students will be assessed via:
The final grade is an aggregate of the two grades.
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
30 credits: £1,800
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.