• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

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About this course

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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

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  • 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
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

Meet your instructors

Nicholas Lennox
Former Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
The University of Queensland
Miriam Taylor
Former Education Coordinator at the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
The University of Queensland

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