Course Information
Interdepartmental ProgrammeCriminal Law and Addictions
Collaborating SchoolsLaw
University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600003024

Programme of Study: Criminal Law and Addictions

Registered students: 64
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course117.5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Applicants must have been positively judged on the basis of the admission process to the postgraduate program.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful course completion, students will be able to: understand the etiology and the nature of addiction related problems and the historic development of addiction theories. The theoretical underpinnings of current pharmacotherapeutic and psychosocial interventions for addiction treatment will be discussed. The course starts with the critical discussion of the aetiological factors and the hermeneutics of addiction while students will be engaged in basic concepts of the diverse treatment interventions. The pros and cons of the various psychosocial and pharmacotherapeutic approaches will be analysed with emphasis given on assessment and effectiveness of treatment interventions. In parallel, basic concepts such as treatment early drop-out will be discussed.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
- Aetiological approaches and scientific bias - Biological-genetic factors - Psychological and family factors - The role of the social environment - The need of a synthetic approach - Treatment models and procedures - Medical oriented approaches - Programmes with pharmaceutical support - Detoxification programmes - Psychosocial Approaches - Early Treatment Drop-out - Cost and benefit of treatment/the risks of relapse - The complementarity of interventions - Treatment evaluation and effectiveness
drug use, abuse, addiction, aetiology, psychosocial approaches, medical oriented interventions, early drop-out, relapse, evaluation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
During teaching participatory methods will be used along with lectures, seminars, role play and critical dialogue. Moodle will also be used for effective communication with students.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students will be assessed at the end of the course with multiple choice written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πουλόπουλος, Χ. (2011). Κοινωνική Εργασία και Εξαρτήσεις. Οι κοινότητες της αλλαγής. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Τόπος.
Additional bibliography for study
Γαζγαλίδης, Κώστας (2005). Ναρκωτικά, Αθήνα: Εξάντας Edwards, G. (2010). Αποποινικοποίηση της χρήσης ουσιών: Σωστή απάντηση ή λάθος ερώτηση; Αθήνα: ΚΕΘΕΑ-ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΕΣ. Marlatt, G.A. &. Donovan, D. M. (2008). Προλαμβάνοντας την Υποτροπή. Αθήνα: ΚΕΘΕΑ-ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΕΣ. Παρασκευόπουλος, Ν. & Κοσμάτος, Κ. (2013). Ναρκωτικά, Γ Έκδοση, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα. Παρασκευόπουλος, Ν. (2010), Η καταστολή της διάδοσης των ναρκωτικών στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα. Roques B. (2001). Η επικινδυνότητα των "ναρκωτικών" ουσιών. Αθήνα: Εκδ. Παπαζήση. Shapiro, Harry (2009). Drugs: Ένας πλήρης οδηγός για τις νόμιμες και τις παράνομες ψυχοδραστικές ουσίες. Αθήνα: ΚΕΘΕΑ-ΕΡΕΥΝΗΤΕΣ. Περιοδικό ΕΞΑΡΤΗΣΕΙΣ (ISSN 1109-5350), Τεύχη 1-23 ( Ξενόγλωσση Βιβλιογραφία: Uchtenhagen A. (2000). Suchmedizin (Ιατρική των εξαρτήσεων). Μόναχο:Urban-Fischer. Gölz J. (2001). Der drogenabhängige Patient (Ο εξαρτημένος ασθενής). Μόναχο: Urban-Schwarzenberg.
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