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Mental Health and Crisis Intervention

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHA0304
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2009T
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 3 (2011-2012)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2011-2012

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
24S-TH-3B2011-08-29 – 2011-12-23Outi VekaraFinnish2011-08-19 – 2011-09-04
25 2011-08-29 – 2011-12-23Outi VekaraFinnish2011-08-19 – 2011-09-04
26S-TH-3A2012-01-09 – 2012-04-27Outi VekaraFinnish2011-12-07 – 2012-01-15

Learning Outcomes

The student has knowledge of the premises for mental health care, drug therapy and management of crisis situations. The student gets an insight of the service systems and central legislation concerning psychiatric care, management of crisis situations and drug therapy. The student grasps capacities to create a positive and helping interactive relationships to clients and their nearest. The student can identify problems and needs related to mental health and use of drugs and can respond to the needs by using methods of care. The student can identify a client in crisis and can support her/him in the different stages of the crisis.


Central concepts and premises of mental health care and drug therapy, legislation concerning mental health care and drug therapy, care and service systems. Mental health care, drug therapy and psychiatric care. Traumatic crisis situations. Methods of managing crisis situations.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Saarelainen, R. & Stengård, E. & Vuori-Kemilä, A. 2003. Mielenterveys- ja päihdehoitotyö: yhteistyötä ja kumppanuutta. Helsinki. WSOY.
- Noppari, E., Kiiltomäki, A.& Pesonen A. 2007. Mielenterveystyö perusterveydenhuollossa. Tammi.
- Actual articles, videos, material for practices.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, didactic discussions, videos, practices in interaction and self knowledge, tasks, visits.

Assessment Methods

Participation in lectures and practices (obligatory). Exam.