Free Online Course ‘Health Assessments for People With Intellectual Disabilities’

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Detecting poor health and supporting people with an intellectual disability in managing their health can be challenging for healthcare professionals. This free three-week online course will explore how to improve health assessments for people with an intellectual disability. Developed by Dr. Eilish Burke from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at TCD, learners will discover best practice techniques for communication and assessment, as well as develop useful and accessible materials.

Free Online Course

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals, care providers and others who work with people with an intellectual disability. It has also been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The course begins 12th of August 2019.  To register, please visit: www.futurelearn.com.

  • Contact Name Silvia Gallagher
  • Contact Phone 8964594
  • Contact Email gallags6@tcd.ie

What you Will Learn

During this course, you will gain valuable knowledge that you can transfer into your daily practice on how to include people with an intellectual disability in health assessments.

You will expand your knowledge through information and techniques underpinned by the world-leading longitudinal study on ageing and intellectual disability, the IDS-TILDA study.

Who is this accredited by?

  • Earn 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland on completion of this course and purchase of certificate.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, the independent, statutory organisation which regulates the nursing and midwifery professions in Ireland.

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