Mental Health Practice (Bonnyrigg) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Class on Mental Health Practice by The Open University

Published Feb 12, 2009

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The Open University offers the free online OpenCourseWare 'Mental Health Practice (Bonnyrigg)'. Through this course, students will study a variety of issues relating to the challenges associated with the treatment of mental health disorders, including racism and other stigma and prejudices. This undergraduate-level course is intended for students interested in Psychology, Social Work and related fields.

Mental Health Practice (Bonnyrigg) Course Specifics:

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
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Mental Health Practice (Bonnyrigg) Course Description:

As part of The Open University's Health and Lifestyle department, 'Mental Health Practice (Bonnyrigg)', teaches students to recognize the aspects of mental health and mental illnesses, various theoretical models of mental health treatment and the function of social work within mental health. The class focuses on four main subject areas, including definitions and understanding of mental health and illness, skills needed for social work, discrimination in mental health and the role social workers play in treating mental health illnesses. Specific course topics include the presence of racism in mental health, the variety of practicing mental health professionals, the stigma facing those suffering from mental health disorders and the professional skills needed to work with mentally ill patients. This undergraduate-level course is expected to take 10 hours to complete.

Course materials include an online discussion board, online unit notes and downloadable audio clips. To download course materials, or to learn more, visit the mental health practice course page.

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