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    5 Weeks
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    1–2 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

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This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability.

You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used. There will also be a special focus on the legal and ethical complexities in health practice with patients who often require substituted consent.

This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. It can also be used as workforce education for professionals who are interested in mental health.

What you'll learn

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  • mental health issues and disorders
  • mental health assessments and screenings
  • challenging behaviors
  • treatments
  • legal and ethical issues

Mental health and disorders
1.0 Mental health disorders
1.1 Psychosis
1.2 Anxiety disorders
1.3 Depression
1.4 Bipolar disorder

2.0 Case study

Assessment and screening
3.0 Screening and assessing mental health
3.1 Seeking help
3.2 Understanding assessment - children
3.3 Screening and assessment of mental illness in people with intellectual disability

4.0 Case study

Challenged or challenging?
5.0 Assessment and management of challenging behaviour
5.1 Identifying challenging behaviour
5.2 Emotion
5.3 Behaviour and children
5.4 Distress

6.0 Case study

What management and when?
7.0 Treatment of mental health issues
7.1 Treatment guidelines
7.2 Teamwork
7.3 H.E.L.P.
7.4 Management
7.5 Psychotropic medications 8.0 Mental health and well-being

8.1 Introduction
8.2 Collaborative well-being
8.3 Across sectors
8.4 Transitions

Patient rights and ethical dilemmas
9.0 Patient rights
9.1 Value
9.2 Equity
9.3 Meaning
9.4 End of Life 10.0 Case study - an ethical dilemma

Final
11.0 Mental wellness

12.0 Evaluation

Meet your instructors

Nicholas Lennox
Former Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
The University of Queensland
Miriam Taylor
Former Education Coordinator at the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
The University of Queensland

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Learner testimonials

"I think the contents are useful, and the instructors are great in teaching their students" - Previous Learner