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Able-Minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
University of Queensland

Type
University

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

Categories
Medicine, Social Sciences

Duration
5 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
This health course will focus on the mental health issues of people with intellectual disability. You will learn about the complexities of diagnosing mental health issues in people with intellectual disabilities and the types of disorders, assessments, screenings, and treatments used. There will also be a special focus on the legal and ethical complexities in health practice with patients who often require substituted consent. This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. It can also be used as workforce education for professionals who are interested in mental health.