Join this module if you want to be able to solve a dilemma in the field of addiction care using innovative methods.

Exchange Programme

Possible Combinations

Students can combine InnoAddiction with a traineeship of variable time duration (only for students from partner institutions).

Target Group

The three-week course InnoAddiction is an offer for healthcare education students from abroad.    


The purpose of the short course is that the students:

  • Develop innovative and entrepreneurial competences and skills.
  • Learn to be a part of an international and interdisciplinary collaboration and reflect upon their own role in this collaboration.
  • Are able to solve a dilemma in the field of addiction care using innovative methods.

Proof of English proficiency

All applicants for this offer must show proof of English language proficiency corresponding to a minimum of B2 on the CEFR scale. This can be done by submitting one of the accepted language certificates through the application form.

The accepted certificates and minimum requirements are:

  • IELTS: Minimum score: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet-based test: Minimum score: 83
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations: Advanced/CAE or Proficiency/CPE - Grade: C, B or A
  • Cambridge ESOL examinations First Certificate: Grade: A
  • Oxford Online Placement test: Minimum score: 75 overall + 75 in each subtest

The submitted certificates must not be older than 3 years to be considered valid.
If the applicant does not upload an English test, they will automatically be invited to complete an online test issued by UCL. Applicants may also be invited for an online interview upon our request.

Louise Løvenbalk Kirchheiner Bjerring International Coordinator

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling, both oral and written, is conducted in English. Several teaching methods will be applied such as lectures, presentations, workshops, dialogue, and exchange of experiences, project work and independent studies.


In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:

  • English: Level B2 is required to be accepted to the course.
  • The student has to have completed at least 1 year at a health or a social work programme in the home country prior to coming to UCL University College
  • The student has to be enrolled at a higher education institution with which UCL University College has a bilateral agreement.
  • The student must participate actively in the course during all 3 weeks.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to to learn more. 

The three-week course is scheduled as a process with the students working in an interdisciplinary and international project group with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The students will explore a possible solution to a real-life challenge. The aim of the course is to get a new approach to working interdisciplinary in an innovative way with the aim of solving problems in the areas of addiction.

Week 1: Findings and Understanding

  • Introduction and start up in project groups.
  • Gather information and collecting relevant data within the possible areas of challenge and introducing innovative methods will also be in focus.

Week 2: Idea Generation                                   

  • Generating and develop ideas for the solution possible.

Week 3: Prototype Development and Presentation

  • Developing a model or a concept for the identified solution
  • Dissemination, presentation and evaluation




Full time study

Learning Outcome


  • Explain challenges for the citizen or patient, related to the society they live in
  • Explain how the health care professions might enter into interdisciplinary contexts
  • Describe creative and innovative working methods
  • Explain challenges for the patient or citizen related to problems with addiction or abuse


  • Discuss and distinguish among the different healthcare professions’ competencies and fields, both in a national and international context.
  • Prepare innovation projects and disseminate the results within various professions
  • Examine challenges related to patient and/or citizen processes by working creatively and cooperating internationally and profession oriented
  • Examine, disseminate and apply national and international literature and other scientific materials related to the innovation project
  • Use critical thinking in terms of the cooperation, the process and the product
  • Communicate, listen, analyse and interact with others


  • Enter into the different healthcare professions and international cooperation respecting own and other healthcare professions’ fields striving for the optimal solutions within the fields of addiction and abuse.
  • Coordinate and manage tasks and cooperation across healthcare professions, sectors, projects and organizational contexts
  • Develop and facilitate networks in an international- and across professional context
  • Develop creative solutions to real-life challenges in practice, presupposing and challenging cooperation across professions

The student must participate actively during the course. Every project group must hand in assignments during the course.

The course will be completed by a poster presentation.

The course participant will be assessed by the lecturer as either passed/not passed. If the course is not passed, the student must hand in a supplementary assignment proving to have met the expected learning outcomes.