Course name Mental Health and Addicitive Behavior
Course date 16.01.2023 - 30.04.2023
Institution Novia University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 4 ECTS credit

Field Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Marlene Gädda
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 21.11.2022 - 13.01.2023
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Mental Health and Addicitive Behavior

16.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Course description

Target group: Students in the field of health care.

Course description:

  • Nursing care of the patient with mental health disorders
  • Nursing care of the patient with addiction and substance use disorders
  • Organization and management of mental health care on a national level, including the specific legislation concerning mental health care
  • Common mental health disorders.
  • Medication used in mental health care
  • Mental Health first aid Legislation and social control onto substance abuse
  • Interventions and methods used in mental health nursing
  • Preventive working methods
  • Specific features of different groups of substance abusers
  • Documentation in mental health nursing
  • Victims of violence


No prerequisites required.

Assessment criteria

Form of examination and criteria for assessment: Tasks and assignments. Grade 1 – 5.

Course way of working and time table

Online/Moodle course

Course info

Students need to have a computer.

Course additional info

More information will be sent to the participants closer to the beginning of the course.


Course enrolment info

If you have problems with signing up, please contact campusonline@novia.fi or openuas@novia.fi