Introduction to Mental Health Care

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Online Applications Now OpenThe term mental health problems describes the full range of mental health difficulties that might be encountered, from the psychological distress experienced by many people, to serious mental disorders and illnesses that affect a smaller population.

The aim of this module is to enable the student to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to explore the concepts of mental health and illness in the clinical and community setting, in promoting empowerment and recovery of the individual.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Explore  critically the clinical and social concepts of mental health and illness
  • Discuss  how mental ill health affects the individual and significant others, psychologically, economically and socially
  • Outline the historical development of mental health care and policy to the present
  • Describe the roles of the multidisciplinary team in mental health care
  • Discuss critically the importance of communication and the creation of a therapeutic environment in mental health care
  • Discuss critically therapeutic interventions used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Review the role of telehealth and information technologies in mental health care


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate that they are suitable candidates for the courseof study. Please see more information on Entry Requirements in the Student Information Section.

Delivery: 12 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm

Cost: €430


  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302040
  • Category Healthcare, Medical & Healthcare
  • Location Waterford City

Course Information

Course Information
  • Cost €430
  • Course Length 12 weeks
  • Start date September- CONTACT PROVIDER FOR NEW DATES


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  • By Aisling Cusack
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