Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Dual Diagnosis training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Living with a dual diagnosis can cause complex physical, psychological and social difficulties for a wide range of people. Dual diagnosis is typically associated with negative consequences and widely affects many of life’s domains. Research suggests that those with a dual diagnosis compared to those with a single disorder experience much higher rates of violent behaviour, suicidal ideation, suicide and physical health problems.

This online Dual Diagnosis training course aims to improve the learner’s understanding of dual diagnosis, including the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness.

Course content

This online Dual Diagnosis training course covers the following:

  • Understanding the chemistry of drugs,
  • Identifying warning signs and triggers,
  • Understanding diagnosis, treatment and medication,
  • The danger of mixing drugs,
  • Fighting addiction,
  • Exploring schizophrenia and paranoia,
  • The different types of cannabis,
  • The side effects of stimulant drugs,
  • Hangovers, withdrawals and comedowns,
  • Raising overdose awareness,
  • Identifying ecstasy psychosis,
  • Managing drug use,
  • The risk of injecting,
  • How to deal with an emergency, and
  • Homelessness, arrest and compulsory detention.

Who is the course for?

This online Dual Diagnosis training course should be completed by those who work in mental health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Dual Diagnosis training course are to improve the learner’s understanding of dual diagnosis, including substance abuse and mental illness.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Dual Diagnosis training course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the chemistry of drugs,
  • Identify warning signs and triggers,
  • Understand relevant diagnosis, treatment and medication,
  • Know the danger of mixing drugs,
  • Understand what it takes to fight addiction,
  • Have a better understanding of schizophrenia and paranoia,
  • Know the different types of cannabis,
  • Understand the side effects of stimulant drugs,
  • Have an improved understanding of hangovers, withdrawals and comedowns,
  • Have an enhanced awareness of overdoses,
  • Know how to deal with an emergency, and
  • Understand homelessness, arrest and compulsory detention.

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