Mental Health and Psychiatry Online Course

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  • 13 Chapters
  • Author Daniel Ogera
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Start date

Friday 21st of January 2022


13 Chapters

Current Students

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Course Overview

The mental health and psychiatry course aims to enable the learners to apply knowledge, skills, and attitude in the promotion of mental health, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate psychiatric patients.

By the end of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • ➢Explain the basic concepts, principles, and trends in mental health care.

➢Discuss and apply the legal aspects relating to mental health.

➢Assess, diagnose and manage common psychiatric disorders.

➢Diagnose, manage and rehabilitate patients with mental health conditions.

➢Participate in community mental health nursing.

This course shall cover the following areas;

Concepts and principles of mental health

➢Factors that promote mental health
➢Contributing factors to mental illness
➢Classification of mental disorders
➢Principles of psychiatric nursing
Legal aspects of mental health
➢Mental Health Act
➢Admission process
➢Criminal procedure code

Common Mental disorders

➢Mood disorders
➢Schizophrenia/affective disorders
➢Delusional disorders
➢Psychosis associated with pregnancy & childbirth
➢Organic psychosis
➢Anxiety disorders
➢Personality disorders
➢Sexual disorders
➢Childhood mental disorders
➢Mental subnormalities
➢Psychosis related to substance abuse
➢Psychiatric emergencies

Treatment Modalities in mental health

➢Electroconvulsive therapy
➢Occupational and recreational therapy
➢Family and social therapy

Community psychiatry

➢Promotion of mental Health
➢Prevention of mental health
➢Involvement of government and non-governmental organizations

Course requirements

The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for medical students and healthcare workers with a background of nursing, medicine.

The course is also suitable for holders of other medical sciences and individuals working in healthcare,as well as those considering a career as a healthcare professional, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand this amazing topic.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Mental Health nursing
  • Aetiological Factors of Mental Illness
  • Classification of Mental disorders
  • Assessment of a mentally ill patient
  • Mental Status Assessment/Examination
  • Ethical and legal issues in mental health
  • General symptomatology in psychiatry
  • Depressive disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Organic Psychosis: Dementia and Delirium
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction Disorders

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Mental Health nursing15 Minutes
  • Aetiological Factors of Mental Illness15 Minutes
  • Classification of Mental disorders15 Minutes
  • Assessment of a mentally ill patient15 Minutes
  • Mental Status Assessment/Examination15 Minutes
  • Ethical and legal issues in mental health15 Minutes
  • General symptomatology in psychiatry15 Minutes
  • Depressive disorders15 Minutes
  • Psychotic Disorders15 Minutes
  • Organic Psychosis: Dementia and Delirium15 Minutes
  • Anxiety Disorders15 Minutes
  • Personality Disorders15 Minutes
  • Sexual Dysfunction Disorders15 Minutes
  • Course assessment10 Minutes
  • Course feedback and review2 Minutes
  • Downloadable course materialsInstant
  • Course completition digital certificateInstant

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