The Certificate in Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health) gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career.
This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in the Psychology of Adults (Managing Mental Health).
Duration: 6 months*
- High school certificate; or
2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.
The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):
Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)
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BPS101 Introduction to Psychology
Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.
BPS102 Psychology and Counselling
Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.
BPS205 Social Psychology
Humans are social animals, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the ‘natural’ social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.
BPS216 Managing Mental Health in Adults
This module helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.
Research Project I
This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.
Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)
Select one module from the list below:
Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners.
BPS302 Life Coaching
Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.
How will I learn
The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.
Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.
You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.
When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma.
Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing.
Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.