Courses Catalogue

Mental Health And Social Work

COURSE CODE: SWS 3104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Introduction to Mental Health & Psychopathology (5CH)

  • History of mental illness treatment– causes & impacts of Psychiatric Disorders.
  • Policy in mental health
  • Explanatory Models of Mental Health

Social work & Mental Health (12CH)

  • The three orientations of understanding mental illness.
  • Diagnosis and Assessment; Social Work Practice
  • Mental Health as a social problem and the Nature of Mental Health
  • Abnormality and indicators of Abnormality

Psychological Disorders (12CH)

  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention
  • Serious Mental Illnesses
  • Distress with Mood
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
  • Substance Use and Personality Disorders
  • Psychotic and Cognitive Disorders

Case Management and Social Work Roles (12CH)

  • Program of Assertive Community Treatment
  • Strengths-based Case Management
  • Psycho education & Skills Acquisition
  • Stigma and self-stigma
  • Ethics in the Treatment of Mental Illness

Community Interventions for Mentally Ill People (4CH)

  • Social support in mental health
  • Early intervention in psychosis

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes