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  • Mental Health & Psychiatry L4

    Do you have an interest in mental health? Are you training towards a qualification in counselling, social care or within the NHS? Then this course might be right for you. It covers conditions, causes and symptoms as well as an in-depth look at the diagnostic criteria.

    • Course Description

      Community Mental Health & Psychiatry Level 4

      Course code: PROF01

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: ABC Completion Certificate in Community Mental Health & Psychiatry Level 4

      Awarding body: ABC

      Do you have an interest in mental health? Are you training towards a qualification in counselling, social care or within the NHS? Then this course may be right for you. It covers conditions, causes and symptoms as well as an in-depth look at the diagnostic criteria. This course will also give you an overview of current legislation, including working standards.

    • Level 4 certificate in community mental health & psychiatry course overview

      Skills gained

      • An understanding of mental health and psychiatry
      • An overview of the relevant legislation and policies
      • A idea of the process of diagnosis, symptoms and treatments

      Course outline

      This course is split into 8 units:

      Unit 1: Mental health workers

      Unit 2: Mental Health & related acts

      Unit 3: Depression

      Unit 4: Eating disorders

      Unit 5: Personality disorders

      Unit 6: How to help someone in a crisis

      Unit 7: Abuse and trauma

      Unit 8: Listening skills and validation

      Course content

      Unit 1: Mental health workers

      Module 1: Different roles in mental health

      Module 2: Care Co-ordinator

      Module 3: Community Psychiatric Nurse

      Module 4: General Practitioner

      Module 5: Psychologist

      Module 6: Psychiatrist

      Module 7: Social Worker

      Module 8: Mental health advocacy

      Module 9: Independent professional advocacy

      Module 10: Peer or collective advocacy

      Module 11: The Mental Health Act

      Module 12: Who is the nearest relative?

      Unit 2: Mental Health & related acts

      Module 1: Sections of the Mental Health Act

      Module 2: How long does it last?

      Module 3: What is the reason?

      Module 4: Who can issue a section?

      Module 5: What are the types of sections?

      Module 6: Mental health terminology

      Module 7: The mental health system

      Module 8: The Human Rights Act

      Module 9: The Mental Capacity Act

      Module 10: Classifications

      Unit 3: Depression

      Module 1: Depression

      Module 2: Types of depression

      Module 3: Depression diagnosis

      Module 4: Types of episodes

      Module 5: Bipolar

      Module 6: Cyclothymic

      Module 7: Trauma and stress related factors

      Module 8: Psychological

      Module 9: Biological

      Module 10: Social

      Module 11: Eating disorders

      Unit 4: Eating disorders

      Module 1: Eating disorders explanation

      Module 2: Types of eating disorders

      Module 3: Anorexia

      Module 4: Bulimia

      Module 5: Binge eating disorders

      Module 6: Eating disorder prevention

      Unit 5: Personality disorders

      Module 1: Personality disorders explanation

      Module 2: Paranoid personality disorder

      Module 3: Schizoid personality disorder

      Module 4: Schizotypal personality disorder

      Module 5: Antisocial personality disorder

      Module 6: Borderline personality disorder

      Module 7: Histrionic personality disorder

      Module 8: Narcissistic personality discord

      Module 9: Psychosocial personality disorder

      Module 10: Treatment options

      Module 11: Hospitalisation

      Module 12: Medications

      Unit 6: How to help someone in a crisis

      Module 1: Self-harm

      Module 2: Suicide

      Module 3: Eating distress

      Module 4: Relationship breakdown

      Unit 7: Abuse and trauma

      Module 1: Child abuse

      Module 2: Munchausen by proxy

      Module 3: Sexual abuse

      Module 4: Ritual abuse

      Module 5: Domestic abuse

      Module 6: Emotional abuse

      Module 7: Psychical abuse

      Module 8: Sexual assault

      Module 9: Police action

      Module 10: Verbal abuse

      Module 11: Elder abuse

      Module 12: Male abuse

      Module 13: Staying sage

      Module 14: Leaving an abusive environment

      Module 15: Abuse and the law

      Module 16: Sexual offenses

      Module 17: Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims act

      Module 18: Rights of victim’s injunction

      Unit 8: Listening skills and validation

      Module 1: Stages of listening

      Module 2: Tips for good listening

      Module 3: Types of validation

      Module 4: Research

      Module 2: The use of CBT and medication


      This course has no exams, instead there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them.

      These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our healthcare courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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