Working with a Diagnosis of a Personality Disorder

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Working with a Diagnosis of a Personality Disorder

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Do you work with Personality Disorder patients? Keen to pursue a career in the health care field? Then this course is for you. It examines the classification of personality disorders, the different types of disorders, such as paranoid and schizoid, as well as looking at how these present common generalisations and misconceptions. This course is also ideal for those caring for a relative or someone who is working in the more general medical arena.

After studying this course, students will be able to: have an understanding of personality disorders, understand possible causes,have knowledge of the different treatments available, list sources of help and advice in a range of situations, have a cl…

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Do you work with Personality Disorder patients? Keen to pursue a career in the health care field? Then this course is for you. It examines the classification of personality disorders, the different types of disorders, such as paranoid and schizoid, as well as looking at how these present common generalisations and misconceptions. This course is also ideal for those caring for a relative or someone who is working in the more general medical arena.

After studying this course, students will be able to: have an understanding of personality disorders, understand possible causes,have knowledge of the different treatments available, list sources of help and advice in a range of situations, have a clear understanding of how to work with these complex conditions.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

No prior knowledge is required although a reasonable level of literacy, to at least Level Two, is advisable as is a keen interest in the subject.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the NCFE Level 3 Working with Personality Disorders Award. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in 6 months.

Unit 1 - Classifications of Personality Disorder. Unit 2 - History and an explanation of Personality Disorders. Unit 3 - Presentation Of Personality Disorder. Unit 4 - Common Generalisations and Misconceptions. Unit 5 - Causes of Personality Disorders. Unit 6 – Treatments. Unit 7 – Mediation.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Students are assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments based on their application of the course content there is no final exam.  The assignments take the form of a series of structured questions. There is no word count for these assignments, however you have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

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