Behaving Abnormally

Ref: C3742957

What is abnormal behaviour? Cultural differences in diagnosis and treatment. Some of the causes of some disorders like Depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders etc and some of the therapies used to treat them.

Course aim

To try and define what is abnormal behaviour. To look at some types of abnormal behaviour/ mental disorders and the treatments/ therapies involved to try and deal with them.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of people whose behaviour is different and be able to explain this.
  • A greater understanding of the role of culture and behaviour and be able to explain this.
  • Have a greater understanding of the importance of context with behaviour and be able to explain this.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Behaving Abnormally

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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