Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Science
KPT/JPS (N/762/7/0023) 04/21 / (MQA/FA7983)
The CUCMS Post-Graduate Diploma in Addiction Science (Pg.D. in Addiction Science) has been developed by subject matter experts to be in line with the professional curriculum promoted by the Colombo Plan International Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (CPICCE). Successful graduates of the Pg.D. in Addiction Science will qualify to sit for the ICCE International Certified Addiction Professional I (ICAP I) examination.
This specialised programme aims to development professionals in the addiction treatment field by providing the latest in evidence-based strategies and interventions. Contents include Addiction Science, Substance Use Disorders, treatment, and rehabilitation setting among others.
At all stages, candidates are encouraged to adopt a self-directed learning approach to facilitate the culture of lifelong learning.
Who Should Enroll
The programme is designed for candidates in the following roles:-
• Healthcare professional
• Addiction Therapist
• Social work officer
• Welfare and rehabilitation officer
• Prisons’ officer
• Public relations executive
• Public policy adviser
• Training and development coordinator
Full time – 1.5 years
Part-time – 2 years
Delivery: lectures, project paper and practicum
- Physiology and Pharmacology for Addiction Professionals
- Treatment of Substance Use Disorder
- Common Co-Occurring Mental & Medical Disorder
- Screening, Assessment, Treatment, Planning and Documentation
- Addiction Counselling Skills and Psychoeducation
- Research Methodology
- Case Management for Addiction Professional
- Crisis Intervention
- Ethics for Addiction Professionals
- Recovery Coaching
- Community-based Peer Recovery Support System
- Project Paper
|Bachelor’s Degree in social work, counselling, psychology or any related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and meet any other Senate requirements; OR|
|Bachelor’s Degree in any other field of study with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and with two (2) years working experience in a drug prevention, treatment or rehabilitation setting; OR|
|Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government.|
|For international students only:
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) or 80 (IBT)
Or minimum IELTS score of 6.0
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What are our students saying?
The course has broadened my knowledge of various psychological concepts and theories as well as how to measure human mind and behavior. In addition, I have learned the essential skills of gathering and assessing our personality with the proper psychological instruments
Since young I have always been fascinated on how the human mind works and how the outcomes differ from one human to another. Hence I chose to further my studies in psychology. Based on the institutes that I looked up, CUCMS offered a psychology course that provided a comprehensive and rigorous syllabus. I was introduced to case studies to enhance my critical thinking skills apart from aiding the learning process. I am also exposed to research methodology as it helps me to determine my area of interest.
Studying psychology in CUCMS is a fulfilling learning experience as they gave us the opportunity to think out of the box and being innovative in our learning experience. The lecturers also played a major role along my studies in guiding me towards my future career prospects in Psychology. As I learn more during the course of my studies, I became more motivated to understand about the capabilities and possibilities of the human mind. I find that learning psychology also help myself find the road to self-discovery.