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edX Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability

University of Queensland via edX

  • Overview
  1. edX
    University of Queensland
    1 to 2 hours per week
    5 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    XSeries: Intellectual Disability Healthcare
    This health course will examine the specific physical health issues that affect people with an intellectual disability including, oral health, syndrome specific health issues, health communication, especially for non-verbal patients, sexual health, and interactions between tertiary and primary healthcare systems. There is a special section on complex care including issues associated with aging and spasticity, and the health impacts of epilepsy.

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

    What you'll learn
    • common health conditions
    • health assessments and health promotion
    • oral health
    • syndrome specific health issues
    • complex care associated with aging, epilepsy and spasticity
    Health and Intellectual Disability
    1.0 Health disadvantage
    1.1 Health inequality
    1.2 Early mortality
    1.3 Visibility
    1.4 Cultural disadvantage
    2.0 Common health issues
    2.1 Falls and injuries

    Health checks and presentations
    3.0 Health assessments
    3.1 Health assessments in primary care
    3.2 Children and assessment
    3.3 Assessment issues – doctors
    4.0 Syndromes
    4.1 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    4.2 Prader Willi syndrome
    4.3 Fragile X syndrome
    4.4 Down syndrome

    Accessing care
    5.0 The healthcare continuum
    5.1 Social and mental health
    5.2 People in prison
    5.3 Medical emergencies
    6.0 Healthcare communication
    7.0 Healthcare decision making
    7.1 Involving the person
    7.2 Involving the family
    7.3 Involving the health practitioner
    8.0 Consent

    Health promotion
    9.0 Promoting health
    9.1 Oral health
    9.2 Mental health support
    9.3 Children and mental health
    9.4 Sexual health
    10.0 Case study

    Taught by
    Nicholas Lennox and Miriam Taylor

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