Certificate in Psychiatric Drugs Awareness (distance learing)

Health, Fitness and Wellness

UK College of Holistic Training
This course explains what types of psychiatric drugs may be prescribed for different mental health disorders, the risks versus benefits of the medication, and how patients cope with different drug regimes. Brief up-to-date details are given of each disorder so this unit also acts as a guide to the field of mental illness. Questionnaires are included that patients can use to judge whether they may be experiencing side effects. There is also background information about the pharmaceutical industry, how it researches and markets its drugs, and the debate about responsible versus haphazard prescribing and the use of psychoactive drugs on children. Anyone concerned about or needing to be informed about the use of prescribed drugs for mental health issues, and needing more information, will benefit from this course.
Related Awards, Degrees or Certifications: Certificate in Psychiatric Drugs Awareness/ Cert. of Professional Development from UK College of Holistic Training (UK)
Related Jobs or Careers: This course may be taken for personal interest or for professional development if you are a counsellor/ helping professional.
This is primarily book training
book
self directedThis is a self-directed course
study at homeThis course may be available for home-study
Textbook reading and written assignments submitted by emailTextbook reading and written assignments submitted by email
Course Level:basic through advanced
Duration:flexible
Training Presented in:English
Certificate Program Provided by UK College of Holistic Training
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Certificate in Psychiatric Drugs Awareness (distance learing)
This course explains what types of psychiatric drugs may be prescribed for different mental health disorders, the risks versus benefits of the medication, and how patients cope with different drug regimes. Brief up-to-date details are given of each disorder so this unit also acts as a guide to the field of mental illness. Questionnaires are included that patients can use to judge whether they may be experiencing side effects. There is also background information about the pharmaceutical industry, how it researches and markets its drugs, and the debate about responsible versus haphazard prescribing and the use of psychoactive drugs on children. Anyone concerned about or needing to be informed about the use of prescribed drugs for mental health issues, and needing more information, will benefit from this course.
Topics include:
Brief descriptions of how drugs work
Brief introductions to various mental health problems
How the following conditions are managed:
Psychoses (including schizophrenia)
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety
Children's mental health problems
Sleep disorders/ insomnia
Dementia and cognitive impairment
Sexual problems
Plus additional material on:
Dependent and withdrawal
Side-effects (with questionnaires)
Legal issues (consent, liability)
Abuse of psychiatric drugs
Marketing of psychiatric drugs
Ethics and the drug industry
Problems with drug research
Recommendations for further reading and list of web sites
This course will be of interest to counsellors, hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, complementary practitioners, volunteers and others who come into contact with people taking psychiatric drugs, as well as all those who care for mental health patients and for people who have been prescribed medication for mental health conditions. Those who study this course will be better able to understand the applications and risks of psychiatric drugs and to discuss their use with other people involved including doctors. If you are a therapy tutor/ trainer, this course will give you the knowledge to incorporate a module on psychiatric drugs in your syllabus.
The course will also benefit students who are hoping to apply to university to study nursing, pharmacy, clinical psychology, social work, etc. since you will be able to talk about your knowledge at interview.
If you are a qualified therapist or health professional this course will lead to the
Certificate of Professional Development in Psychiatric Drugs Awareness - P. D. Cert. (Psych. Drugs)
Recommended period of study: approx. 3 months or less.
A FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK. Students outside the UK will need to pay extra for the textbook and postage.
Study will be carried out by reading the textbook and submitting written assignments these can be sent by e-mail. There is no minimum study time and the student may complete the course by submitting all coursework to satisfactory standard.
About The Training Provider: UK College of Holistic Training
UK College of Holistic Training - Our new name is UK College of Holistic Training. (formerly Kadmon Academy of Human Potential). We offer distance learning certificate & diploma courses for personal & professional development in therapeutic, self-help and New Age related fields. International enrolment welcome - we accept PayPal. Current courses include Counselling, psychotherapy, stress management, parapsychology,...
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