INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH COURSE
Health Care Courses
Paper Based Course Materials
Approximate Study Time
90 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £75.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £40.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Introduction to Mental Health Care - Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Mental Health Care. No prior knowledge is required.
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.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award.
The course is split into the following 6 Units:
- Unit One – Normal/Abnormal Behaviour
The following topics are covered: Define normal behaviour; Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour; Identify normal defence mechanisms; Define abnormal behaviour; Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour; and Identify therapeutic interventions to treat abnormal behaviour.
- Unit Two – Burnout, Burnout & Suicide
The following topics are covered: 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; and Identify the methods of managing a potential suicide victim.
- Unit Three – Hostility & Violent Behaviour
The following topics are covered: 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; and Identify the uses of restraints for violent patients.
- Unit Four – Substance Abuse
The following topics are covered: 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; and Identify signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose of phencyclidine.
- Unit Five – Death & Dying
The following topics are covered: 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; and Identify the methods used by the medical staff to help patients cope with death and dying.
- Unit Six – Sexual Assault
The following topics are covered: Identify the responsibilities and actions necessary by carers when dealing with alleged sexual assault; Identify evidence control procedures; and Identify recording principles.
There are no particular entry requirements.
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.
You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Coursework consists of a series of word processed or written assignments, which are submitted to and then marked by your course tutor.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded an Introduction to Mental Health Certificate of achievement by NCFE.
This course has been accredited under a NCFE IIQ Licence and 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.
Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by Kendal Publishing who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
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