Mental Health and Addictions Theory and Practice

BHW703

This advanced online health and wellbeing course connects mental health and wellbeing theory to practice, preparing you for practica and sector work.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 2023 Online only
  • 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

The course prepares you to undertake comprehensive assessments and interventions that take into account the significance of discrimination and social determinants in people’s lives.

You are introduced to different ways of evaluating therapeutic interventions (including Māori perspectives) and are required to demonstrate a critical understanding of how legislation and professional ethics influence practice.

The course helps to prepare you to advocate for and apply person-centered therapeutic interventions.                 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Explain how discrimination and social determinants affect people’s lives and why these factors are important to consider in assessment and intervention practices.
  • Advocate for appropriate person-centred therapeutic interventions.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of selected mental health and wellbeing interventions in different contexts, and from different perspectives (including Māori contexts and perspectives).
  • Analyse how legislation, professional ethics and organisational contexts influence mental health and wellbeing practices.

Assessment

100% internal assessment 

Textbooks

No textbooks are required 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
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $886 NZ Domestic
    $1,952 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us