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Introduction to Mental Health Care Level 2 Course

£245.00

This Introduction to Mental Health Care Level 2 course is for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Mental Health Care.  You will not require any previous knowledge to start this course.

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Course Description

This 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.

You will learn how 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
 This course will consist of six units to study and there is no previous knowledge required.

Support

The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Modules

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.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • 12 months tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Certification

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be no additional costs for this course.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 90 and 110 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end abstract-education-distance-learningof this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Level 2 Introduction to Mental Health Care course has been benchmarked at a level 2 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course.  I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full course.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Certification
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Free Notebook and Pen.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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