Course Information
Interdepartmental ProgrammeCriminal Law and Addictions
Collaborating SchoolsLaw
University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600003028

Programme of Study: Criminal Law and Addictions

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
POINIKO DIKAIO TŌN EXARTĪSEŌNElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)217.5
NOMIKĪ KAI THERAPEUTIKĪ DIACΗEIRISĪ TŌN EXARTĪSEŌNElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Gerasimos Papanastasatos
  • Eliza Patourī
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
It would be preferable for students to have an expanded knowledge about the problem and the impact of the use of illegal substances and abuse of both legal and illegal substances.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of course students will: - Know the basic approaches for the interpretation of substance abuse, the etiology dependence and out their principal troubleshoot methods. -Deepen their knowledge regarding interventions of drug rehabilitation operations that include the psychosocial approach. They will be given the opportunity to compare different policies and methods. - Develop understanding concerning the operation of therapeutic communities. Particular importance is given to understanding of scopes of social labor and role of social worker in the subjects of dependency and ways of developing the skills and knowledge needed to for successful interventions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course presents the therapeutic structures for dealing with addictions that operate in Greece and Cyprus, as well as structures that operate in other countries, which are of particular interest. In particular, the conditions for the reception of dependents in these structures are presented, the way of determining the dependence, the treatment methods followed, the time of treatment, the possibilities of social reintegration they offer, the statistics on the relapse they present. • Introduction to dependencies, Dependence from psychoactive substances. Perceptions and stereotypes. • Social circumstances. Introduction to therapeutic approaches. Iatrikokentriki and psychosocial approach. • Typology programs therapeutic approaches and interventions o programs medication, o programs psychosocial support, o therapeutic communities. • Typology therapeutic programs: Interventions in correctional services. • Typology therapeutic programs: Dual diagnosis • The family therapy. The family as a system and as a protective or risk factor towards treatment. • The efficacy of therapy. Methodology valuation of effectiveness. The effectiveness of research in the world. Factors linked to the effectiveness of therapy of dependence. • Professionals. The staff of therapeutic programmes and problems that related to organizing, education, supervision and in-patient therapies. Professional burnout, diagnosis and troubleshooting. • New evidence new challenges, search new answers. The use of substances and social tolerance. The new landscapes to globalization, new technology
Addictions, Therapeutic approaches and interventions, Effectiveness of treatment, Factors affecting succesful rehabilitation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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
Contact via e-mail
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Intermediate tests are scheduled during the semester in the form of multiple choice questions, and assignments (individual or group) in matters related to the themes of lecture topics, as follows: 50% of the midterm exams and 50% assignments
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χαράλαμπος Πουλόπουλος, ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΞΑΡΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΟΙ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΛΛΑΓΗΣ, Εκδόσεις Τόπος, Αθήνα, 2011. Η. Scapiro, Drugs, ερευνητές, Αθήνα 2009. Στη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων διανέμεται και επιπλέον βοηθητικό υλικό σε μορφή σημειώσεων.
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