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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event in their life. It is usually linked to soldiers who return from warfare, but may also include sexual assault, traffic collisions, or another threat on a person’s life or if someone came close to death. Cognitive symptoms include disturbing thoughts, feelings, and dreams related to the events.

It is understood that 9% of people develop PTSD at some point in their life. The condition was recognised after World Wars I and II but named under various terms, with it being referred to as PTSD after multiple diagnoses of US military veterans after the Vietnam War.

This course will help you to develop your understanding of PTSD, learning the complexities and making it a perfect learning solution for anyone working in the field of mental health, studying a degree, or just interested in learning more about this condition.


  • Understand the fundamentals of trauma
  • Understand the differing types of PTSD
  • The effects of PTSD
  • The diagnostics of trauma
  • The effects caused by traumatic events
  • Six different types of PTSD
  • Alternative conditions including Survivor Guilt and Acute Stress Disorder
  • The impact of bullying and PTSD
  • How children are affected by PTSD
  • Treatments for PTSD


  • Develop your understanding of PTSD and how it can be treated
  • Understand the different types of PTSD and alternative conditions that are linked
  • Perfect course for anyone working in mental health or just interested in learning more about this important condition
  • 24/7 access to the course content, study anytime, anywhere!
  • 12-months course duration, but don’t worry, it won’t take that long to complete! You complete the course in your time
Module 1:
  • Understand the terminology of PTSD
  • To develop and understanding of formative conditioning
  • Define perception
Module 2:
  • Understand vicarious PTSD
  • To develop and understanding of denial
  • Define disassociate
Module 3
  • Understand three affected areas of functioning.
  • To develop and understanding of formative conditioning
  • Define man-made and natural trauma with examples.
Module 4
  • Understand the basic steps of PTSD
  • To develop and understanding of diagnosis
  • Define restricted range of events
Module 5
  • Understand the brains alarm
  • To develop and understanding the role of the hippocampal system.
  • Define the amygdala
Module 6
  • Understand the six types
  • To develop and understanding PDSD
  • Define sequential traumatisation
  • Understand the trauma trail
Module 7
  • Understand the Perceptual Disorder
  • To develop and understanding of Acute Stress Disorder
  • Define Survivor Guilt
  • Understand compensation neurosis
Module 8
  • Understand how bullying can develop into PTSD
  • To develop and understanding differing types of bullying
  • Define cyber bullying
Module 9
  • Understand how it affects children
  • To develop and understanding of the unique aspects to children
  • Understand what can help
Module 10
  • Understand the help available for PTSD
  • To develop and understanding of differing methods to treat PTSD
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android



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