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Course - Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4 - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    As this is a Level 4 course, you would need to be educated to at least a standard of GCSE grade C but preferably to AS/A standard, or have at least 12 months’ experience working within the mental health services.
  • Academic Title
    Level 4 Award Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.

    "At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"
  • Course description
    Mental Health and Psychiatry is designed for anyone with an interest in Mental Health, particularly those who wish to become counsellors, therapists, social workers or find employment in other similar roles. It covers the main conditions many people currently receiving counselling / psychiatric treatment are diagnosed with, including their causes, symptoms, the diagnostic criteria used by health professionals and the treatment approaches designed for these conditions.
    This Home Study course in Mental Health and Psychiatry course also provides students with an understanding of the Mental Health system, the wide range of roles within it and important legislation in place relating to Mental Health, such as the Mental Capacity Act. Such legislation is clearly explained in easily understandable terms.

    Students are further provided with guidelines on the standards they should aim to achieve when working with clients, in particular ensuring that they understand the importance of listening to their clients and validating their feelings. The course encourages students to form their own opinions using factual evidence to support their answers.

    Tutor Support

    Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by email and by post. This will be for 12 months from the date you receive the course. To complete the full course will take in the region of 100 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period.

    Extra On-line Support

    The tutor for this course has now set up a forum for all of his students studying Abuse and Trauma and related courses. This will assist you with your studies as not only will you get full tutor support from a professional tutor for the duration of the course but you will also get help from other students who are studying at the same time as you and get an insight into other related courses by talking to students studying them. You can ask other students questions about your course or theirs, and they will try to help you.

    This is a great community for all those students who wish to interact with others in the same situation as theirs and get friendly advice and share ideas and comments.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Understanding Eating Disorders
    • Introduction to Counselling
    • Mental Health and Psychiatry
    • Working with a Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

    Your tutor will provide all the details of how to get onto this forum if you decide to order the course.

    Payment Method

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly instalments (no discount applies).

    If you would like to pay in instalments, we would need one of the instalments as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debt card) we will take the rest of the instalments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by instalments please call or e-mail UK Open Learning.

    Course Modules

    What is a Mental Health Worker?
    • Care Co-ordinator
    • Community Psychiatric Nurse
    • General Practitioner
    • Psychologist
    • Psychiatrist
    • Social Worker

    Mental Health Advocacy
    • Independent professional advocacy
    • Peer or collective advocacy
    • Citizen advocacy

    The Mental Health Act
    • Definitions
    • Section 2
    • Section 3
    • Section 4
    • Section 5
    • Section 37
    • Section 41
    • Section 117
    • Section 36

    Mental Heath Terminology
    • A-Z

    The Mental Health System
    • Community mental health team
    • Outreach team
    • The child and adolescent mental health services
    • Day centres
    • In-patients

    The Human Rights Act
    • Right to live
    • Right to a fair trial
    • Right to freedom of expression
    • Right to marry
    • Right to education
    • Right to free elections

    • DSM
    • ICD

    • Explanation
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Who is affected?
    • Causes

    Eating Disorders
    • Explanation
    • Types of Eating Disorders
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Complications
    • Who is affected?
    • Causes
    • Prevention

    Personality Disorders
    • Explanation
    • Symptoms
    • Who is affected?
    • Common misconceptions and generalisations
    • Causes
    • Prognosis

    • Explanation
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Causes
    • The facts

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Explanation
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Causes
    • The facts

    • Social phobia
    • Specific phobia
    • Agoraphobia

    • Organic psychosis
    • Brief reaction psychosis
    • Drug-induced psychosis

    How to help someone in a crisis
    • Self harm
    • Suicide
    • Eating distress
    • Relationship breakdown

    Abuse and Trauma
    • Explanation
    • Child abuse
    • Munchausen by proxy syndrome
    • Sexual abuse
    • Ritual abuse
    • Domestic abuse
    • Emotional abuse
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual assaults
    • Police action
    • Verbal abuse
    • Elder abuse
    • Male abuse

    Staying Safe
    • Leaving abuse

    Abuse and the Law
    • Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill 2003
    • Rights of victims
    • Injunctions
    • Evidence required
    • Court orders

    Reporting Abuse
    • Police action
    • Before court
    • Court
    • After court
    • Prison
    • Probation contact
    • Restorative justice
    • Life and relationships

    Listening Skills and Validation
    • Types of listening
    • Common problems
    • Types of validation

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