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.
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.
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.
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
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.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full course.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
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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