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Description Schizophrenia, is a debilitating mental disorder that affects one in every hundred people. Despite being fairly common, sufferers of schizophrenia are often misunderstood and feared. Program Course objectiveskey benefits: This course is designed for care staff to increase their understanding of schizophrenia and to develop the appropriate skills to care for clients with schizophrenia. Who the course is aimed at: Anyone who works with the elderly. Course content: ? Understanding schizophrenia ? Some facts about schizophrenia ? Causes of schizophrenia ? Recognising schizophrenia ? Treating and caring for clients with schizophrenia Course tutor: Amanda Cowan MSc Occupational Psychology BSc Psychology Training method: Presented in a highly interactive format including discussion and group work. Course outcomequalification: PTC Certificate of Attendance. Pre-requisite knowledgequalification: To be working with people in the care field. Recommended follow-up courses: ? Care of the Elderly with Depression ? Care of the Elderly with Anxiety Disorders ? Abuse in Vulnerable Adults ? Working with Dementia ? Managing stress in the Care Sector

Description Schizophrenia, is a debilitating mental disorder that affects one in every hundred people. Despite being fairly common, sufferers of schizophrenia are often misunderstood and feared. Program Course objectiveskey benefits: This course is designed for care staff to increase their understanding of schizophrenia and to develop the appropriate skills to care for clients with schizophrenia....

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