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Psychiatric Patient Care Theory Module:

 

Part I 

  • Classification of mental illness
  • Approaches to the treatment of psychiatric illness
  • Social skills
  • Experiential learning

Part II

  • Psychosis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic community
  • Community care

Topic 1 – Schizophrenia

Module 1

  • Definition and Aetiological Factors

Module 2

  • Clinical Features

Module 3

  • Classification of Schizophrenia

Module 4

  • General Approaches to the Treatment and  Management of Schizophrenia

Topic 2 – Depression

Module 1

  • Definition and Aetiological Factors and Types

Module 2

  • Clinical Features and Differential Diagnosis

Module 3

  • Methods of Treatment and Management of Depression

Topic 3 – Puerperal Mental Illness

Module 1

  • Definition, Pregnancy, and Mental Illness

Module 2

  • Methods of Treatment and Principles of Care

Topic 4 – Mania

Module 1

  • Definition, Aetiology, Types, Clinical Features of Differential Diagnosis

Module 2

  • Principles of Treatment and Management of Care

Topic 5 – Care Of The Elderly Mentally Ill

Module 1

  • The Ageing Process

Module 2

  • The Hazards of Old Age

Module 3

  • Organic Psychosis

Module 4

  • Psychogeriatric (Elderly Mentally Infirm)

Topic 6 – Rehabilitation

Module 1

  • Definition, Aims of Rehabilitation, Main Handicaps, Rehabilitation Team, Methods of Rehabilitation

Module 2

  • Principles of Rehabilitation

 

Topic 7 – Therapeutic Community

Module 1

  • Definition, Principles of Treatment, Criteria for Admission, Role of the person caring for the client.

Part III

  • Neurosis and related illnesses
  • Personality Disorders
  • Alcoholism and drug dependence

Topic 8 – Mental Defence Mechanisms

Module 1

  • Definition and Classification of Mental Defence Mechanisms

Module 2

  • Antagonistic Aspects and Existence of Conflicts

Module 3

  • Substitution and Coping with the environment

Module 4

  • Converting Anxieties and Avoiding Conflict

Topic 9 – Neurosis

Module 1

  • Definition, Nature, Aetiology, and Clinical Features

Module 2

  • Classification, Principles of Treatment and Management

Topic 10 – Obsessional Compulsive Neurosis

Module 1

  • Definition, Origin, Aetiology, Types and Clinical Features

Module 2

  • Principles of Treatment and Management of Problems, Encountered by person caring for client

Topic 11 – Hysteria

Module 1

  • Definition, Aetiology, and Symptomatology

Module 2

  • Types of Clinical Features, Principals of Treatment and Management

Topic 12 – Anorexia Nervosa

Module 1

  • Definition, Aetiology, and Clinical Features

Module 2

  • Principals of Treatment and Management

Topic 13 – Anxiety States

Module 1

  • Definition, Occurrence, Incidence, Aetiology

Module 2

  • Principles and Methods of Treatment and Management

Topic 14 – Phobias

Module 1

  • Definition, Aetiology, Classification, and Clinical Features

Module 2

  • Principles of Treatment and Management

Topic 15 – Personality Disorders

Module 1

  • Definition, Classification, Psychopathic Personality, Principles and Management

Topic 16 – Alcoholism

Module 1

  • Definition, Types and Characteristics, Development, Causes, Drinking Patterns, Effects, Clinical Features and Complications

Module 2

  • Principles of Treatment and Management

Topic 17 – Drug Dependence

Module 1

  • Definition, Aetiological Factors, Classification, Main Effects and Common Groups of Dependent Drugs

Module 2

  • Principals of Treatment and Management

After each lesson, a test paper will be given for the participant to complete before the following week.

After Topic 17, the participant who has passed all relevant topics will receive a diploma of competence. There will be no final examination as this course is based upon a continuing assessment.

Course time: app.30 weeks @ one morning/afternoon per week or by correspondence distant learning.

Course fee per person has to be paid in advance.

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