How does online learning work?

The Women and Substance Use level 9 professional certificate will primarily be delivered  through UCD’s online dedicated learning space – Brightspace – with two optional face to face tutorials.

Learning takes place through an engaging blend of asynchronous interactive presentations, participation in online discussion forums and carefully selected readings and studies which will be made available to students weekly. Each week students will complete pre- presentation and post presentation activities and are invited to reflect on their learning and experiences throughout the course.

This Professional Certificate is designed to be flexible and accessible to students. The provision of e-learning is to allow students to study at convenient times and locations. Once students have access to a suitable device (PC/Laptop), they will have access to content as it suits them. Students will also have access to both lead academics, Dr Sarah Morton (UCD) and Dr Laura O’Reilly (Urrus, Ballymun Youth Action Project) via email.  Module Co-ordinator Dr Sarah Morton will also be available for face to face and phone queries during her office hours, which will be published at the commencement of the course.


Pictured Above: An example of the online leanring interface