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Able-minded - Mental Health and People With Intellectual Disability

edX, Online
5 weeks
99 USD
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Self-paced Online
5 weeks
99 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Able-minded - Mental Health and People With Intellectual Disability

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.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

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Training content

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


11.0 Mental wellness

12.0 Evaluation

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The University of Queensland, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

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

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