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Summer Institute on Addiction

University of Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary The Summer Institute on Addiction is an intensive two week summer programme, which focuses on the study of addiction across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team.
Course description The programme is developed in close cooperation with ZonMw, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development. == Background == Substance abuse and its accompanying health and social problems are considered major problems around the world with tragic consequences for individuals, families and countries. Addiction is not a new problem, but few countries have sufficient resources allocated to address it. Moreover 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 addicts. Questions like these will be addressed in the Summer Institute on Addiction. There is a dire need for exchange of empirical knowledge and theoretical insights into evidence based treatment in the international sector. The Summer Institute seeks to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the study of addiction and to promote opportunities for international networking among participants..
Study subjects The programme consists of four courses that each run for one week. The scientific directors will moderate each course. The last week, the main focus will be the integration of new research findings in addiction treatment and possible directions for the further development of new interventions. Lectures will address the application of insights about implicit drugs-related cognitions, the use of new medications and the introduction of e-health and online interventions in addiction treatment.
Course objectives Knowledge of and insight into theories and concepts as they have been developed in the field of addiction studies; knowledge of and insight into an interdisciplinary approach to various topics in the field of addiction studies; knowledge of and insight into the complexity of social problems associated with addiction treatment.
ECTS credits 6.00
Duration 2 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, seminar, workshop, self study
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p


Admission requirements
  1. The Institute welcomes individuals with a focused interest in addiction research and treatment, Master and PhD students, NGO staff working on addiction-related issues, professionals in human services, practitioners and advocates.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 2 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
28 Jun 2019 21 Oct 2018 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1400€ 1400€ 1400

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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