Depression Management
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Depression Management  Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 14 weeks x 10 hours
Total number of learning hours per programme 140 *

* Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Introduction

2

What is Depression?

3

The Causes of Depression

4

Depression in Females

5

Methods of Therapy

6

Technical

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Introduction.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe somatisation and explain the three aspects that it involves.

LO2

Evaluate the common physical symptoms of depression and include the psychological symptoms that help to identify the person who is psychiatrically ill.

 

Module 2 What is Depression?
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Define the Neuroses, the role anxiety plays and give some of the most common symptoms associated with anxiety neurosis.

LO2

Examine neurotic depression and show the situations that most often precipitate depression.

LO3

Explain Circular Manic-Depressive Psychosis.

 
Module 3 The Causes of Depression.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe how psychoanalytic theories interpret depression.

 

Module 4 Depression in Females.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss the most common causes, symptoms and consequences of PMT.

LO2

Analyse pre-menstrual depression and summarise its characteristics.

 

Module 5 Methods of Therapy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe the following forms of therapy:
Supportive
Re-educative - including cognitive behaviour therapy
Reconstructive -including psychoanalysis

LO2

Identify the following treatments:
Tricyclic antidepressants
Monoamine
Lithium
Tranquillisers

 

Module 6 Technical.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify the signs of depression and indicate the first step that should be taken by sufferers or family members.

LO2

Discuss the two elements required of any professional involved in the treatment of depressed individuals and the rules therapists should follows when detecting and treating mood disorders.

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