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AD901   Introduction and foundation to Addiction Clinical Practice
Course Coordinator :  Prof. Nadiah Mahmoud
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides an introduction and overview to Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders as a disease and its social, psychological and physical consequences. This introduction provides the foundation to the following courses for the masters of Addiction Clinical Practice, especially as the student of this Masters will come from different backgrounds

AD902   Basic Neurobiology of addiction
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Riham Ahmed Ibrahim Ali
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides principles and fundamentals of Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry. It will also illustrate the neurological basis of reward system and habit formation. The course gives an approach for understanding the basic concepts of Neuropharmacology and the mechanisms of drug dependence and substance abuse.

AD903   Applied Psychosocial theories in addiction
Course Coordinator :  Prof. Hafez Abdel Fattah Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides the psychological and social theory foundation of addictive disorders and their relation to the development and continuation of those disorders.

AD904   Foundations of epidemiology and research methodology and critical appraisal
Course Coordinator :  Dr Tareq Qassem
OBJECTIVES: –
This course aims to provide students with foundation in Evidence Based Medicine, different methodology of clinical studies, epidemiology, basic statistical concepts and their applications, critical appraisal and translation of research into changes in clinical practice. This course is mandatory for all of the student who will pursue the full Master’s Degree.

AD905   Psychosocial treatments in addiction
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Abeer Abdel Moneim
OBJECTIVES: –
The psychosocial factors predisposing to psychoactive substance use will be considered, as will the nature of abuse and dependence, treatment programs and drug education programs. The historical background to legislation will be considered, and intervention programs evaluated. Classic studies dealing with the prognosis will be reviewed, and recent work on social and psychological aspects of substance misuse will be discussed. The value of screening or providing education about more common patterns of addictive behavior (e.g. to alcohol or nicotine) will also be considered. The 12 steps, MBRP, and dynamic group, treatment of personality traits, abnormalities, and disorders will be addressed, as will the relationship between personality and addiction.

AD906   Addiction in special groups and other addiction related behavior
Course Coordinator :  Prof. Hafez Abdel Fattah Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: –
This module will address other addictive behaviour which might come to the clinical attention, such as pathological gambling as well as process addictions such as food addiction and sex addiction.

The module will also cover the occurrence of addictive disorders in special groups such as children and teenagers, women, elderly and in patients with mental health problems.
In this module, the candidates are expected to diagnose and manage patients suffering from other addictive behaviours as well as providing care for special group patients who suffer from substance use disorder taking into account their physical, psychological or social needs.

AD907   Ethics, legal policy frameworks and service provision
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Rasha Ali Abdelrazek Eldeeb
OBJECTIVES: –
This module will include aspects of addiction psychiatry which are relevant to ethics service planning and delivery, but which do not fall readily into the other modules, and aspects of psychiatry and the law which are not appropriate to the forensic psychiatry module. These include the new UAE Mental Health Act and other legislation of importance to the practice of psychiatry and medical Jurisprudence as applied to psychiatry.

AD908   Quality and Management in Clinical Addiction Practice
Course Coordinator :  Prof Hamdy Moselhy
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides healthcare practitioners and others with an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to lead patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Participants will explore the foundations of health care quality and the science underlying patient safety and quality improvement, design and select effective health care measures, analyze patient safety problems address quality improvement challenges, and learn strategies to lead a culture of change.

AD909   Fundamentals of Clinical Psychiatry
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Riham Ahmed Ibrahim Ali
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in Basic Clinical Multidisciplinary management and intervention of Addictive disorders. The contents of this course will help to introduce participants to different intervention approaches, concepts and strategies applicable to substance abuse intervention on the Basic level. The content of this module seeks also, to familiarize with the definition of key terms often used in discussions of substance addiction intervention, stages of substance dependence and theoretical perspectives used in explaining substance dependence, the biopsycho-social bases of substance addiction and assessment in substance addiction intervention will also be covered according to best evidence-based. In addition, special issues such as harm reduction and the drug court system pertinent to substance addiction and intervention will be introduced.
The module is aimed at enhancing the knowledge base of individuals currently working in the field of substance abuse and to bring new knowledge to those who are not in this field of work, but desire to be.

AD 909 N   Fundamentals of Clinical Psychiatric Nursing
Course Coordinator :  Prof. Hafez Abdel Fattah Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in Basic Practice Nursing management and intervention. The contents of this course will help to introduce participants to different approaches, concepts and strategies applicable to nursing for substance abuse intervention. The content of this module seeks also, to familiarize with the, definition of key terms often used in discussions of substance addiction intervention; stages of substance dependence and theoretical perspectives used in explaining substance dependence; the biopsycho-social bases of substance addiction and assessment in substance addiction intervention will also be covered according to best evidence-based. In addition, special issues such as safety and harm reduction pertinent to substance addiction and intervention will be introduced. The module is aimed at enhancing the knowledge base of individuals currently working in the field of nursing to substance abuse.

AD911   Advanced Neurobiology of Addiction
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Riham Ahmed Ibrahim Ali
OBJECTIVES: –
This course will provide integrated conceptual knowledge concerning the structural and functional aspects of Motivation and reward system, highlighting the pathophysiology of addiction. The course will also illustrate the pharmacologic basis of addictive drugs and the pharmaco-theraputic strategies for drug withdrawal and relapse prevention.

AD912   Biomedical and Psychosocial Statistics –Theory and Practice
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Hafez Abdel Fattah Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: –
This course aims to provide students foundation in biomedical statistics. It will provide a hand on approach to who to choose, conduct, interpret and communicate effectively different statistical tests using commonly used statistical packages such as SPSS. By the end of this course the student should be able to choose and conduct statistical analysis using main stream statistical packages commonly used in medicine as well as psychosocial sciences.

AD913   Advanced Evidence Based Policies in Addiction
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Rasha Ali Abdelrazek Eldeeb
OBJECTIVES: –
This module will include aspects of Advanced Evidence Based Policies in Addiction which are relevant to ethics service planning and delivery, but which do not fall readily into the other modules, and aspects of psychiatry and the law which are not appropriate to the forensic psychiatry module.

AD913 N   Advanced Addiction Nursing Practice
Course Coordinator :  Dr. Tareq Qassem
OBJECTIVES: –
This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing management and intervention. The contents of this course will help to introduce participants to different intervention approaches, concepts and strategies applicable to substance abuse intervention from the micro to the macro level. The content of this module seeks also, to familiarize with the, definition of key terms often used in discussions of substance addiction intervention; stages of substance dependence and theoretical perspectives used in explaining substance dependence; the biopsycho-social bases of substance addiction and assessment in substance addiction intervention will also be covered according to best evidence-based. In addition, special issues such as harm reduction and the drug court system pertinent to substance addiction and intervention will be introduced.

AD914 (AD914N)   Addiction Clinical Practice (OR) Addiction Nursing Practice
Course Coordinator :  Prof, Samia Ferhaly/ Mr. Ahmed Nasser
OBJECTIVES: –
This module will include aspects of Advanced Evidence Based Policies in Addiction which are relevant to ethics service planning and delivery, but which do not fall readily into the other modules, and aspects of psychiatry and the law which are not appropriate to the forensic psychiatry module.
The module is aimed at enhancing the knowledge base of individuals currently working in the field of substance abuse and to bring new knowledge to those who are not in this field of work, but desire to be.
Main categories of psychoactive substances, substances within each category and effect of such substances on mood, thoughts, and behavior.

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