Understanding Mental Health

73223

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.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

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.

Other requirements

Access to a computer, the Internet and email.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

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:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Trimester 2 & 3 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. 

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
    Trimester 3 enrol by 20 Oct 2019 to start 28 Oct 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us