SSW373 - Selected Issues: Mental Health
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Selected Issues: Mental Health
Mental Health is a major issue, with large economic, social, political and personal consequences. This course will provide a framework for understanding the fundamental concepts in mental illness. We will examine a number of key domains in the mental health field, including: underlying theories of stigma, terminology and the range of diagnosis, pharmacology, intervention, policy, and the consumer/survivor movement. We will examine treatment issues in working with a number of diverse populations. Students will gain an overview of the scope of the mental health field and its relevance to social service work.
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will:
- Differentiate mental health and mental illness
- Define key concepts in the mental health field
- Identify key mental health statistics in Canada
- Identify available mental health services in Ontario
- Examine seven mental health diagnoses
- Identify treatment modalities with mental illness
- Formulate critical analysis of the stigma associated with mental health in Canada
- Recognize the principles for good mental health and self awareness
In addition to the above learning outcomes, students are expected to attend all classes and participate fully. Confidentiality, courtesy and respect for peers and faculty are expected at all times. All of the above knowledge and skills will be teacher and self evaluated on an ongoing basis through assignments and classroom activities.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.