The Essentials of Psychology (Including Pharmacology)


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders © 2013

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 70 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this course, students will be introduced to the field of mental health and the study of psychopathology. The course focuses upon the description, classification, evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders. In addition, students will study the use of a classification system and evaluate the concept of “abnormality”. Students will focus their additional learning on the topic of addictions including: science/biology of drug use; the difference between physical addition and psychological addiction; the psychology behind addiction.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: Define and describe the most common mental health issues in Canadians
Part 2: Describe and define treatment options
Part 3: Outline the necessity for advocacy

Skill Competencies: Recognize how to support and health and well-being of older adults.

Knowledge Competencies: Demonstrate advocating support of health and well-being of older adults.