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Level 1: Foundations of Primary Behavioural Healthcare

6 Clinical Points Only R 1 200.00 (incl VAT)

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Course Description

Our panel of experts explore and describe effective and evidence-based methods of assessment, diagnosis and management of mental health conditions in primary healthcare.


In collaboration with general practitioners, the six most common groups of mental health disorders found in primary care were identified, namely Depressive Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance related and Addictive Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders and Neurocognitive Disorders.

These 6 groups of mental health disorders are succinctly discussed in sessions of 1 hour each by our panel consisting of 2 psychiatrists and 2 psychologists. Topics covered include different assessment and treatment strategies, including pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. This course also aims to illustrate the effective use of a multi-disciplinary team.

This introductory course is the first in a series of workshops on mental health in primary care.

Who Should Enrol

This course is designed for General Practitioners who:

  • want to learn concise ways to assess, diagnose and manage mental health conditions in primary healthcare.
  • who would like to learn how to collaborate more effectively in a mental health team.
  • who wish to access further training through the Behavioural Health Institute.

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

For example: The following topics/modules are covered:
6 Sessions of 1 hour each.

  • Session 1: Depressive disorders
  • Session 2: Bipolar & related disorders
  • Session 3: Anxiety disorders
  • Session 4: Substance related & addictive disorders
  • Session 5: Schizophrenia spectrum & other psychotic disorders
  • Session 6: Neurocognitive disorders

Course Highlights

Panel of experts teaching the most current treatment methods for mental health disorders.
6 CPD accredited sessions of 1 hour each including handouts.
On-Demand training offering flexibility and convenience.
Personal profile to access the content anytime, anywhere.
Access to the multi-disciplinary team of presenters.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course candidates will have learnt up to date, effective and evidence based methods of assessment, diagnosis and management of mental health conditions in primary healthcare.


Each presentation will include a question with a multiple-choice answer derived from the content of the presentation.


Accrediting Body: HPCSA

Accreditation Number: MDB015/261/02/2022

Number of CPD points awarded to course: 1 Clinical per session, thus 6 CPD’s in total


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