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LP10559: Diversity issues in addiction treatment

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report (1500 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit explores the 'differences that make a difference', and how these impact on people's experience of and ability to access services. Ethnic and cultural differences, gender, and different abilities are considered and strategies to minimise the impact of discrimination are discussed. The unit also outlines the principles of UK and European Law relevant to ethical and non-discriminatory practice and the upholding of human rights, as they apply to treatment services.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
* Describe a range of minority groups in our society and the specific needs which members of such minorities may have.
* Evaluate the issues associated with ethnicity, culture and human difference which must be considered when working within an Addictions Treatment setting.
* Examine their own issues associated with race, culture and human difference and how these might impact upon their interaction with clients.

Intellectual Skills
* Analysis of cultural difference and its relevance [T, F, A]
* Understand theories of diversity [T, F, A]
Professional Skills
* Developing a cultural sensitivity [T]
* Developing strategies to facilitate the entry of BME clients into the treatment process. [T, A]
Practical Skills
* Working with and understanding someone who is different from themselves [T]
Key Skills
* Report research, preparation and writing [T, F, A]
* The use of information technology to find, communicate and manage information [F]

This unit is concerned with raising the awareness of students to issues associated with race, culture and human difference which need to be considered if clients are to access and engage fully in the treatment of addictive disorders.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10559 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)