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Bipolar Disorder Awareness Diploma Course

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What will you learn?

If you have bipolar disorder or hope to help someone who does, this course gives you a single, comprehensive resource that will enhance understanding and help those affected to lead healthier, happier lives. You will learn about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, and how to manage bipolar disorder.

To understand bipolar disorder, you first need to address the issue of mental illness in general. Studying the Bipolar Disorder Awareness Diploma Course, you will learn what is meant by the term “mental illness”. The course covers who is affected, the most common forms of...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Bipolar Awareness
  • Part 1: What Is Mental Illness?
  • Part 2: Common myths about mental illness
  • Part 3: Are mental illnesses really “illnesses”?
  • Part 4: What should we conclude?
  • Part 5: How is mental illness treated?
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Different Types
  • Part 1: A quick note on terminology
  • Part 2: The history of bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Is bipolar disorder a progressive illness?
  • Part 4: Challenges in diagnosing bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Four key controversies relating to the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: The Role Of Environmental And Biological Factors In Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: Background information – the nature – nurture debate in psychology
  • Part 2: The role of parenting and family experiences in susceptibility to bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: The role of social support as an environmental factor
  • Part 4: Implications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Associated Problems That Frequently Co-occur With Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: Anxiety disorders
  • Part 2: Panic disorder
  • Part 3: Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Medication For Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: What types of drugs are used to treat bipolar disorder?
  • Part 2: The dangers of combining drugs
  • Part 3: Encouraging medication adherence
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: What is psychotherapy?
  • Part 2: The different schools of psychotherapy
  • Part 3: What are the aims of psychotherapy?
  • Part 4: Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Lifestyle Strategies For Managing Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: Diet and bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Sleep patterns and bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Exercise and bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Social support and bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Recreational drugs and alcohol use in bipolar disorder
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Caring For and Understanding Someone With Bipolar Disorder
  • Part 1: How bipolar disorder can lead to problems within personal relationships
  • Part 2: How partners, friends and relatives can educate themselves about bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to communicate with someone who is experiencing a mood episode
  • Part 4: Crisis plans
  • Part 5: Acting as a carer for someone with bipolar disorder
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Challenges For Those With Bipolar Across The Lifespan
  • Part 1: Problems faced by children diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 2: Problems faced by adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: Problems faced by young adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 4: Problems faced by middle-aged adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Part 5: Problems faced by older adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Bipolar and the Workplace
  • Part 1: The risks associated with unemployment
  • Part 2: Steps employers can take to improve the experience of work for those with bipolar disorder
  • Part 3: How to support a friend or colleague who is experiencing mental illness
  • Part 4: Self-employment for people with bipolar disorder
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who would benefit from this course?

If you have, or think you may have, bipolar disorder or have a friend or family member who does, this course centralises all the information you need to fully understand the condition and how to manage it.

Similarly, if you work in a position of care or are a therapist, or would like to, the information contained within the course will help you to understand those living with bipolar disorder and enable you to help and give useful, actionable advice to those with the condition.

Accreditations

The Bipolar Disorder Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.

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