Dual Diagnosis Awareness – Online Training Course – CPDUK Accredited

£ 19.99

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.

Dual Diagnosis | Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.

 

Welcome to our 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 aims to improve the learner’s understanding of dual diagnosis, including the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This Dual Diagnosis e-learning 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.

What is covered in this course?

This Dual Diagnosis e-learning 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.

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.

Why is this online Dual Diagnosis training course essential?

Dual diagnosis (also called co-occurring disorders, COD, or dual pathology) is the condition of suffering from a mental illness and a comorbid substance abuse problem. There is considerable debate surrounding the appropriateness of using a single category for a heterogeneous group of individuals with complex needs and a varied range of the issues.

The concept can be used broadly, for example, depression and alcoholism, or it can be restricted to specify severe mental illness (e.g. psychosis, schizophrenia) and substance misuse disorder (e.g. cannabis abuse), or a person who has a milder mental illness and a drug dependency, such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder and is dependent on opioids. Diagnosing a primary psychiatric illness in substance abusers is challenging as drug abuse itself often induces psychiatric symptoms, thus making it necessary to differentiate between substance-induced and pre-existing mental illness.

Those with co-occurring disorders face complex challenges. They have increased rates of relapse, hospitalisation, homelessness, and HIV and hepatitis C infection compared to those with either mental or substance use disorders alone. The cause of co-occurring diseases is unknown, although there are several theories.

 

Dual Diagnosis | Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited.