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Substance Use Disorders: Critical Views on Interventions and Recovery  

Substance use disorders (SUDs) are the third most costly mental health disorders in high-income countries. While there are many potential interventions to reduce the impact of SUDs both for the individual and for the society, there are also challenges in implementing these interventions.

In this course, the instructors will introduce the students to key concepts related to various types of interventions for substance use (e.g., prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and common methods and indices to measure whether they work. The students will also learn about major approaches to implement interventions (e.g., public health, medical, psychosocial).

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

The course is designed for students within both health and social sciences, such as psychology, public health, nursing, political science, and sociology.

No prior knowledge of substance use research is required.


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about admission here.