Substance Misuse

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IMPORTANT: NCSA will be moving to the new Y Ty Dysgu learning

platform shortly! 

Certificates for all NCSA courses you have achieved will be moved to the new platform for you. 

• If you are part-way through an NCSA course, please ensure you complete the course before 20th
 November 2023. (Your progress on incomplete courses will not be moved across and you would
 need to re-start the course on the new system). 
• You will need to register onto Y Ty Dysgu in order for your data to be moved across. Details of how
 to do this can be found here.  
This current site WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE for NCSA courses after 20th November 2023. 
NCSA WILL BE ACCESSIBLE on the new Y Ty Dysgu learning platform from 27th November 2023. 
NCSA will not be available to access between 20th November and 27th November 2023. 
Many thanks 
Pharmacy Team

This e-learning programme will provide the background knowledge to support people with substance misuse problems.

The programme is split into four modules:

  • Substances of misuse
  • Harm reduction
  • Communication with patients and support networks
  • Provision of services

Learning objectives
On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • State the commonly misused substances and the reasons for misuse
  • Understand the impact of substance misuse for the patient and their support network
  • Outline the principles of harm reduction
  • Summarise the risks from substance misuse including injecting and blood borne viruses and how these can be reduced
  • Explore communication approaches for substance misuse patients including under 18’s and older people
  • Understand the legal perspectives, structure and practicalities of running substance misuse services

This course should take you no longer than 7 hours to complete.