Introduction to evidence-based practice. Critical evaluation of duly randomized studies and evidence. Effectiveness in the evaluation and evidence in the observation. Conclude on scientific evidence: systematic reviews. Apply scientific evidence in professional practice.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary skills to design and conduct research that permits evaluating aspects related with the behavior of consumption and its consequences.
- Acquire the necessary skills for designing and implementing prevention and health promotion interventions on aspects related to the behavior of addiction and its consequences.
- Be capable of carrying out work from the perspective of quality and continuous improvement with the self-critical capacity necessary for responsible professional performance.
- Explain, compare, and contrast theories and other aspects related with the use of alcohol/drugs and with addiction.
- Reflexively consider the importance of a European perspective in the work and approach towards aspects related with substance abuse and addiction.
- Acquire skills for developing policies, strategies, and interventions for the consumption of alcohol and other drugs that are duly substantiated scientifically.
- Be capable of understanding and interpreting the different phases in the course of substance use and addiction based on scientific evidence.
- Acquire critical analysis skills in research conducted within the field of addiction.
- Develop critical and reflexive skills to make decisions based on scientific evidence in relation to the different aspects of problems associated directly or indirectly with the use of alcohol and other drugs.
- Identify the practical limits, challenges, and viability of services dedicated to treating addiction problems.
- Evaluate and implement initiatives at organizations intended to reduce problems related with the use of alcohol and other drugs.