Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS

Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS

240 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Overview

Most of us take decision-making for granted, by those who lack mental capacity due to illness or impairment need proper care and support when it comes to their best interests. If you’re looking to start a career in the mental health care sector, or currently work in this sector and want to learn more about MCA & DOLS, then this course is for you.

This course will explore the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) in detail, covering key principles and legal responsibilities of service providers. You’ll learn how to assess mental capacity in individuals and broaden your understanding of the role of the court of protection in regards to DOLS.

Furthermore, you’ll familiarise with the process of decision making for the benefit of service users, and implications involved for both service user and provider. This course can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis, and there are no specific learning requirements to enrol.

Protect the rights of those who lack mental capacity and become a competent health care professional, by studying this course today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Learn the proper definition of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS)
  • Know how to assess mental capacity in individuals as a healthcare professional
  • Learn how to support someone lacking capacity and protect their best interests
  • Broaden your knowledge of the role of the Court of Protection and court-appointed deputies
  • Gain an excellent understanding of the application and authorisation of DOLS
  • Understand the implications of DOLS for both the service user and service provider
  • Deepen your understanding of the supporting framework for mental health care provision

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

This mental health care training course applies to the following:

  • Anyone who works in the mental health care sector
  • Personal carers and those who work in care homes or hospitals
  • Aspiring healthcare professionals who want to develop their knowledge & skills

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed this online mental health course, you will have the necessary skills to support service users who lack mental capacity, within a health care setting. Related professions in this field include:

  • Mental Health Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Psychologists

Course Curriculum

Mental Health Care Training - MCA & DOLS
Module 1. The Mental Capacity Act 00:17:00
Module 2. Assessment of Mental Capacity 00:16:00
Module 3. Best Interest Decision Making 00:23:00
Module 4. Advocacy and Advance Planning 00:17:00
Module 5. Providing Care or Treatment to People Who Lack Capacity 00:16:00
Module 6. Confidentiality and Record Keeping 00:13:00
Module 7. Public Bodies and Services Created by MCA Act 2005 00:12:00
Module 8. Interface with Legislation, Policy and Procedures 00:17:00
Module 9. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 00:19:00
Module 10. Authorised Deprivation 00:22:00
Module 11. Legal Background to DOLS 00:16:00
Module 12. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards During a Pandemic 00:20:00
Module 13. Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Mental Health Care Training – MCA & DOLS 00:20:00
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