This course provides you with an introduction to mental health and the major paradigms in the Aotearoa New Zealand mental health system.
You will develop knowledge of some of the major psychological disorders and responses to them.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 & 3 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
You will also gain an understanding of how working in this field can be structured, the agencies and institutions that are part of these structures.
Please note, this course name replaces 73223 Mental Health and Addiction Studies: Aetiologies.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Identify and analyse the causes of a range of disorders and the critical issues in diagnosis and assessment of these disorders.
- Apply knowledge of a range of approaches for working with service users.
- Synthesise knowledge of the organisations and professional roles typically working with mental health service users and their legal and ethical responsibilities.
Access to a computer, the Internet and email.
This course is 100% internally assessed
There is a textbook recommended for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: