Although people with intellectual disability (ID) have much in common with disability groups in terms of human rights, stigmatisation, social exclusion, and equitable health care, there are some important differences affecting access to quality healthcare. This ID patient cohort is a diverse group with complex health care needs that often require input from multiple disciplines in order to tailor appropriate care. However, because of their reduced cognitive ability in decision-making, problem-solving, reasoning, language, literacy, and communication, they experience poorer health outcomes. Health disorders are often left unrecognised, misdiagnosed or inadequately treated, resulting in high levels of co-morbidity, mortality and a lower life expectancy. Part of the problem is societal attitudes that devalue people with ID, which can be mirrored in the healthcare system. Nurses, who form the bulk of the healthcare workforce are well-positioned to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable population group, as strong advocates for their patients. This online micro-credential will explore a number of dimensions of intellectual disability nursing that will guide you in your practice.
This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.
|Course Type||Short Course (Professional Development)|
|How to Apply||
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different
Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
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