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Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4

Course Code: ABC002
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a counsellor, therapist or social worker.

Covering all aspects of Mental Health, this Level 4 course aims to equip you with real depth of knowledge that can be applied to a variety of community-focused roles in Mental Health.

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the different conditions that require psychiatric treatment
  • Explore the differing causes and symptoms, plus treatments that have been specifically designed for each condition
  • Understand the issues of mental illness within the community and the important of health promotion

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a course pack. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Understanding Mental Illness
    • Historical development of mental healthcare
    • Community mental healthcare
    • Key political and social influences on community mental healthcare
    • Cultural and environmental influences on community mental healthcare
    Unit 2: Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Conditions
    • How psychopathological conditions are diagnosed and classified
    • Additional assessment processes
    • Therapeutic options within community mental healthcare contexts
    • Barriers within community mental healthcare that influence diagnosis and treatment
    Unit 3: Community Mental Healthcare
    • Different community mental healthcare provisions and systems
    • Key roles and responsibilities of within mental healthcare teams
    • Risk management in mental healthcare within community settings
    • How a range of supporting service provisions assist those with mental healthcare problems in community settings
  • Unit 4: Mental Health through Life
    • Normal development through life stages
    • Risk factors for development of mental illness through different life stages
    • Common mental health conditions through different life stages
    • Community interventions and mental health service provisions for individual life stages
    Unit 5: Community Mental Health Problems
    • Key environmental and social factors linked to mental health problems within a community context
    • Example mental health problems
    • Challenges of providing mental healthcare within community settings for specific conditions
    • Legal problems associated with mental capacity and court orders associated with severe mental health problems
    Unit 6: Health Promotion in Mental Health
    • Range of health promotion theories, models and approaches
    • How health promotion campaigns and interventions are designed
    • How positive mental health can be promoted within community programmes
    • How health promotion programmes and campaigns are evaluated
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Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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