The Dual Diagnosis course will help you understand and deal with the issues that this condition can bring. The combination of a mental disorder and substance addiction means treatment can be complicated with parallel recovery plans, so the requirements to help sufferers are complex.

This comprehensive course will verify the links between substance abuse and mental health and why they must sometimes be treated separately. Living with Dual Diagnosis can irrevocably damage lives, both to the sufferers and to those around them. Left untreated it can lead to serious life-threatening disorders, and the more it is understood, the more people can be brought back to a normal lifestyle.

By enrolling for this program, you will learn the best methods to deal with drug dependencies and mental well-being, providing vulnerable people with a chance to break away from this destructive condition and heal.

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, you can instantly download your e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99 and PDF Certificate at £4.99.

Who is This course for?

This course is designed specifically for those who work in mental health and social care services and may have contact with patients who suffer from Dual Diagnosis. This would include care workers, NHS staff, community services, etc. It may also help those with friends or relations that suffer from this condition. No prior qualifications are needed to enrol, but basic medical knowledge would be an advantage.


There is no specific requirements for our Dual Diagnosis course. It is compatible and accessible from any device including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Tablets etc. The course requires a moderate Internet connection so it is possible to start learning with any type of Internet from anywhere at anytime without any limitations. 

Career Path

When completing this program, you will earn a certificate verifying your accreditation and knowledge of Dual Diagnosis. This can be a major advantage for those starting or already working in the Health or Community Sector, especially those that act in a carer’s or practitioner’s role.

Course Curriculum

Dual Diagnosis
Module 01: Dual Diagnosis: A Challenge of New Era 00:15:00
Module 02: Drugs and Their Effects 00:15:00
Module 03: Mental Health: An Introduction 00:25:00
Module 04: Brain Works – Neurophysiology 00:30:00
Module 05: Harm Minimisation and Optical Health 00:25:00
Module 06: Models of Care and Dual Diagnosis 00:15:00
Module 07: Psychological Interventions in Dual Diagnosis 00:10:00
Module 08: Practice and Policy Issues 00:10:00
Module 09: Ethical Issues and Mental Health Act 00:15:00
Module 10: The Assessment Process in Dual Diagnosis 00:15:00
Module 11: Treatment in Dual Diagnosis 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Dual Diagnosis 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Dual Diagnosis 00:20:00

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