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INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE  ( LEVEL 2 )
 
INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE ( LEVEL 2 )
 
£250.00
 

COURSE CODE 671


 

 

Student Profile

 

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Mental Health Care.  No prior knowledge is required.

 

Description

 

The objectives of the course are to:

 

Develop an awareness of behaviour patterns associated with mental health illnesses

 

Identify the symptoms and behaviours associated with a range of  mental health problems

 

Create an awareness of methods of managing mental health symptoms

 

Develop a range of skills with which to care for mental health sufferers

 

Study Method

 

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 

 

Assessment

 

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

 

 

 

Course Accreditation

 

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

 

Course Duration

 

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.

 

Pack/Course Contents

 

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

 

Studyguide

Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities

Assignments

Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback

Certification

 

Price and Payment Methods

 

Please refer to current price list

 

Course Contents

This course consists of six units of study:

Unit 1:          Normal/Abnormal Behaviour

Define normal behaviour

Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour

Identify normal defence mechanisms

Define abnormal behaviour

Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour

Identify therapeutic interventions to treat abnormal behaviour

 

Unit 2:          Burnout, Depression and Suicide

Define and identify the causes of burnout

Identify the symptoms, and preventive techniques for burnout

Identify two major types of depression

Identify the signs/symptoms of severe depression

Identify the techniques and drugs used for the management of depression

Identify circumstances which aid in the identification of potential suicide victims

Identify the factors which differentiate a suicide gesture from a suicide attempt

Identify the methods of managing a potential suicide victim.

 

Unit 3:          Hostility and Violent Behaviour

Identify the most common precipitating factors in violent behaviour

Identify the methods used to manage the violent patient who is unarmed

Identify the methods used to manage the violent patient who is armed.

Identify the uses of restraints for violent patients.

 

Unit 4:          Substance Abuse

Identify the signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of opiates

Give examples, identify signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of central nervous system depressants

Identify examples, signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of central nervous system stimulants

Identify signs/symptoms and treatment of cannabinoids

Identify examples, signs/symptoms, and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of psychedelics

Identify signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose of phencyclidine

Unit 5:          Death and Dying

Identify the typical reactions of health care personnel towards the terminally ill or injured patient.

Identify the stages of adjustment experienced by the terminally ill or injured patient and his significant others.

Identify the characteristics of each stage of adjustment experienced by the terminally ill patient and his significant others.

Identify the management techniques used to help the terminally ill and their significant others cope with death and dying.

Identify the methods used by the medical staff to help patients cope with death and dying.

Unit 6:          Sexual Assault.

Identify the responsibilities and actions necessary by carers when dealing with alleged sexual assault.

Identify evidence control procedures.

Identify recording principles.

 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE  ( LEVEL 2 )
 
INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH CARE ( LEVEL 2 )
 
 
£250.00
 

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