Course information

Course title
Summer Institute on Addiction
University / Organization
University of Amsterdam
City
Amsterdam
Country
The Netherlands
Academic level
Both Msc and PhD
Language
English
School
University of Amsterdam
Address
Course director
Course lecturer(s)
Academic director: Dr. Helle Larsen. Many different guest lecturers.
Course aim
This two-week Summer Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach and lens to the study of addiction. An important, central aspect of the institute is also the opportunity to learn from colleagues from around the world.
Course contents / programme
While addiction is not a new problem, few countries have sufficient resources allocated to address it. Further, the language and scope of addiction studies has grown in recent years. As our hyper-globalized world brings people, substances, ideas, and potential sources of addiction closer together than ever, researchers, care providers, academics and professionals need to look at addiciton studies in a new, dynamic light. This two-week Summer Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach and lens to the study of addiction. The concept of addiction brings to the forefront social, medical and moral questions. The intertwined dynamics of health systems, economic considerations and moral (inter)national politics have a combined effect upon the prevention and treatment of people living with addiction. Participants will use Amsterdam as a case study as they encounter academic debates, and bolster and challenge their classroom learning with field work and excursions. Addiction takes many forms, and Amsterdam offers a unique chance for students to become familiarized with cutting-edge research and practice in every field. The programme is built around four themes: an overview of policies and the history of the concept of addiction, contemporary prevention services, the current state of affairs, and an assessment of treatment innovations. Each module concludes with a workshop integrating concepts into daily clinical, policy, and research practices. A central aspect of the institute is the opportunity to learn from colleagues from around the world. During the course, participants will be invited to briefly present in their areas of specialization the current state of affairs in their home countries (e.g. policy, prevention, treatment). Following the presentations, facilitated workshop session assist students to integrate the research and practice information from instructors and peers into tangible goals and plans for applying course information to their professional work upon their return home.
Required Knowledge and preparation
Teaching methods
Assessment
Course type
Summer School
Consecutive days
Yes
Online course
No
Duration (net days)
14 days
Credits
4 ECTS
Course fee
1400 EUR
Direct e-mail to register
summer-info-gsss@uva.nl
Paper submission required?
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front approval