Mental Health and Psychiatry

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This Mental Health and Psychiatry course is designed for anyone with an interest in Mental Health. It covers the main psychiatric conditions and includes their causes, symptoms, the diagnostic criteria used by health professionals and the treatment approaches. The course also provides students with an understanding of the Mental Health system, the wide range of roles within it and important legislation in place relating to Mental Health, such as the Mental Capacity Act.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking for a career as a Counsellor, Therapist, Social worker or similar role in mental health field. Anyone with an interest in the subject would find this a very valuable course.

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This Mental Health and Psychiatry course is designed for anyone with an interest in Mental Health. It covers the main psychiatric conditions and includes their causes, symptoms, the diagnostic criteria used by health professionals and the treatment approaches. The course also provides students with an understanding of the Mental Health system, the wide range of roles within it and important legislation in place relating to Mental Health, such as the Mental Capacity Act.

This course would be beneficial to anyone looking for a career as a Counsellor, Therapist, Social worker or similar role in mental health field. Anyone with an interest in the subject would find this a very valuable course.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

No prior knowledge is required. A keen interest in the subject is all that is required.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the NCFE Level 3 Mental Health and Psychiatry Award. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Unit 1 – Introduction. Unit 2 – Depression. Unit 3 - Eating disorders. Unit 4 - Personality Disorders. Unit 5 – Schizophrenia.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body 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 Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Students are assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments based on their application of the course content there is no final exam.  The assignments take the form of a series of structured questions. There is no word count for these assignments, however you have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

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