This course may be online initially and if so then when it is considered feasible to do so, we will aim to move this course from online back into the Tunbridge Wells centre.
This is a basic introduction to the psychology around various mental health conditions like Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), phobias and depression, looking at some of the causes of psychopathology and some of the treatments. There will be opportunities to discuss research projects and compare key concepts and case studies. This course offers students the opportunity to look into theory and research that help support the DSM V classifications of mental health disorders.
The sessions will cover some of the following areas:
• Dissociative identity disorder
We will look at biological and psychological explanations as well as evaluating the treatments available.
There is no additional work between course hours, although you will be given ideas to extend your learning if you wish.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Community Prog Partnership Tutor
How will I be taught?
Our tutors are very experienced in their field, are trained to teach adults and are committed to ensuring that students enjoy their courses with Kent Adult Education. Each tutor strives to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere where students can work at an appropriate pace. Teaching methods are varied, and incorporate many styles including group work, pair work, some individual work and in some cases self study. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.
What do I need to bring with me?
We advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated but a pen, paper and a folder will be helpful, along with a willingness to take part in discussions.
What can I do next?
The course would be a useful starting point for anyone considering studying Psychology at GCSE or AS level or you could continue with the Introductory courses to cover a breadth of topics in Psychology. It could also lead to one of our day courses that covers some of the topics in more detail. Your tutor will advise you on the appropriate follow-up course or visit www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join the course.
This forms part of the Introduction to Psychology Courses, so would be ideal for someone who is looking to continue their study of psychology. Equally this course runs as a stand-alone option and can be studied without any prior knowledge of psychology.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code TWL/93137/J/NC.