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Mental Health and Psychiatry Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    After studying this course, students will be able to:

    *have an understanding of Mental Health and Psychiatry
    *understand possible causes
    *have knowledge of the different treatments available
    *list sources of help and advice in a range of situations
    *have clear understanding of how to work with complex conditions
  • Entry requirements
    With this being a Level Three course, a reasonable level of literacy is required. Otherwise there are no entry requirements for this course, just an interest in the subject
  • Academic Title
    Level 3 Award in Mental Health and Psychiatry. Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.

    "At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"
  • Course description
    This Mental Health and Psychiatry course 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 which many people currently receiving counselling / psychiatric treatment are diagnosed with. This includes their causes, symptoms, the diagnostic criteria used by health professionals and the treatment approaches designed for these conditions.

    The 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


    Extra Online Support

    The tutor has now set up a forum for all of our students studying Mental Health 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 get help from other students who are studying at the same time as you. You will also get an insight to other related courses by talking to students studying them. You can ask 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 other students and get friendly advice, ideas and comments.

    You will be able to interact with students studying the following courses:
    • Understanding Abuse and Trauma
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Understanding Eating Disorders
    • Introduction to Counselling
    • 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. We can raise an invoice for payment or you can pay in monthly instalments (no discount applies).

    Course Outline
    • Introduction
    • Classifications

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

    Eating disorders
    • T ypes of eating disorders
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • Complications
    • Who is affected?
    • Causes
    • Prevention

    Personality Disorders
    • Common misconceptions and generalisations
    • Causes
    • Prognosis

    Schizophrenia
    • Symptoms
    • Diagnosis
    • C auses
    • The Facts
    • Related Conditions
    • Treatments
    • Resources

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