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edX Through my Eyes – Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

University of Queensland via edX

  • Overview
  1. edX
    Platform:
    edX
    Provider:
    University of Queensland
    Length:
    4 weeks
    Effort:
    1 to 2 hours per week
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    XSeries: Intellectual Disability Healthcare
    Overview
    This health course focuses on the stories of people with intellectual disabilities around the world, as well as their families and supporters.

    You will learn about the challenges and aid received in healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities, including their experience of specific syndromes and communication difficulties, and how they stay healthy.

    Learners will also hear from family members as they discuss complex care, rare syndromes, early death, and planning for independence. The end of the course will focus on the history of treatment, the impact of rights’ movements on healthcare delivery, common health conditions, and health promotion.

    This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. This course can also be used as workforce education for medical professionals in this field.

    What you'll learn
    • Insights into the daily life of those with intellectual disabilities and their families
    • Challenges and obstacles experienced and how these are overcome
    • Specific healthcare needs and how to promote good health for people with an intellectual disability
    Syllabus
    Through my Eyes
    1.0 Defining Intellectual Disability
    2.0 The road to independence
    3.0 Leading by example
    4.0 Resilience

    How I look, how I connect
    5.0 Looking forward
    6.0 Standing out – Autism
    7.0 Moving differently
    8.0 Effective communication
    9.0 The ways people communicate

    My child, my sibling
    10.0 The road forward
    11.0 Complex care
    12.0 Passing too soon

    Health rights and staying healthy
    13.0 Health rights
    14.0 Health issues
    15.0 Health promotion and health assessments

    Taught by
    Nicholas Lennox and Miriam Taylor

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