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PDC57028 - Providing Healthcare for Clients with an Intellectual Disability

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $45
Application Mode
  • Other
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

Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-Credential Structure

2 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise that healthcare for people with intellectual disability is complex due to the diversity of this population group
  2. Discuss the implications of indifference and negative attitudes by healthcare professionals on poorer health outcomes for people with ID
  3. Identify the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability when accessing healthcare
  4. Recognise the legal and ethical implications of caring for someone with an intellectual disability and the capacity for consent.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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