Mental Health and Addiction Studies: Treatment Issues

73328

This course will develop your knowledge of the major psychological disorders and broaden the awareness of the practical issues involved in working in mental health.  It will explore the current issues in service delivery in our current climate on a personal and organisational/institutional level.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

Vaccination information

This course has practical components that require access to a workplace covered under the Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Visit the COVID-19 page of our website for more information on how the Government mandate on COVID-19 vaccinations for some sectors may affect the completion of the practical components of your of your course if you are required to access a workplace covered by the Government mandate.

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This course makes extensive use of case vignettes to illustrate a range of psychological disorders and the complexity of service delivery.

Topics covered include:

  • mental health care in the Aotearoa/ New Zealand context
  • professional issues for mental health professionals
  • ethics, accountability and clinical safety
  • treatment paradigms
  • treatment issues for common mental health diagnoses.

You will also attend a compulsory 40-hour practicum. Because of the practicum you need to undergo Police Vetting to gain entry to the course. If you have a criminal conviction you may not be able to attend the practicum. If you have a criminal conviction, please contact us to discuss your options.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us