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Understand the barriers and enablers

XSeries Program in
Intellectual Disability Healthcare
UQx

What you will learn

  • What is the experience of people with intellectual disability around the world, what barriers do they face, and how do they overcome these?
  • What are their healthcare needs and how can good health be promoted?
  • What health conditions do they commonly experience and how can these be assessed and managed?
  • What influence do other factors such as ageing and epilepsy have on their health?
  • What mental health issues do they have and how can these be recognised and managed?
  • What are some of the ethical and legal issues that are of particular relevance to them?

This XSeries Program has been designed to influence, empower and educate a wider population to improve the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability.

Worldwide, 60+ million people with intellectual disability experience poor health, die prematurely and receive inadequate healthcare. You will gain an understanding of the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability, their families, and their healthcare providers.

In our courses, you will learn about best practice in the field of intellectual disability healthcare and gain knowledge to improve health outcomes for this disadvantaged group.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
4 months
1 - 2 hours per week

Courses in this program

  1. UQx's Intellectual Disability Healthcare XSeries

  2. 1–2 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn, from personal stories, the daily life and challenges faced by those with intellectual disabilities.

  3. 1–2 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn how to help those with intellectual disability achieve better health.

  4. 1–2 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Gain an understanding of mental health issues and ethical decision-making for people with intellectual disability.

  5. The courses in this XSeries can be taken individually and in any order, but it is best to take the ABLE101x Through my Eyes course first.

Meet your instructors

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

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