MHT 100

Introduction to Mental Health Care and Disorders

This course is designed to provide an overview of patient care techniques, healthcare law, and healthcare ethics, as well as common mental health disorders, their causes, symptoms, and treatment options. This course will cover various aspects of mental health disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders. Students will gain an understanding of the diagnostic criteria for each disorder and learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms in themselves and others. The course will also discuss the impact of mental health disorders on individuals, families, and society, and explore various approaches to treatment and management, such as therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to examine their own attitudes and beliefs about mental health, increase their knowledge of available resources, and develop a greater empathy and understanding for those living with mental health disorders.  Pre- requisites: MET 111, PSY 101