2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PSYC3511 Drug Addiction
15 creditsClass Size: 70
Module manager: Dr Amanda Harrison
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of all pass for progression modules in Level 2 of: BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology, BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought (and its International and Industrial variants) or BSc Psychology with Education (and its International and Industrial variants)
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module aims to provide in depth coverage of empirical, conceptual and theoretical issues relating to 'Drug Addiction'. The module will be taught by an expert in the subject.
Students will continue to develop their knowledge in this area of the discipline with particular emphasis on relevant research.
The aim of this advanced module is to present a contemporary and integrated perspective on the relationships between neurobiological and psychological theories of drug addiction. Many of the key issues within the field of drug addiction will be explored.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- address current debates in drug addiction;
- critically evaluate theories of addiction and related evidence;
- discuss and consider the critical psychological concepts of addiction in terms of neurobiological substrates.
The lectures will focus on three areas of drug addiction research:
1) risk factors in the susceptibility to substance abuse;
2) theories of drug addiction;
3) treatment of drug addiction.
Each topic will be reviewed in depth focusing on key psychological concepts and their putative neurobiological substrates. In addition contemporary research techniques and findings will be considered and assessed.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||124.00|
|Total Contact hours||26.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study- Private study for lectures: 70 hours
- Preparation of powerpoint presentations: 16 hours
- Preparation and writing essay: 38 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPresentations in week 6 will provide information about how the students are coping with the subject material
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Presentation||Group Powerpoint Presentation||20.00|
|Essay||2,500 word max||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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