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Through my Eyes – Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
University of Queensland

Type
University

Instructors
Nicholas Lennox, Miriam Taylor, Nicholas Lennox, Miriam Taylor

Categories
Medicine, Social Sciences

Duration
4 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
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.