There is an ever-growing number of people living with common health conditions. These conditions all require continual management to minimise the impact they have on an individual’s day-to-day life. In any care environment, it is essential to have a good understanding of how to effectively manage, monitor and control common health conditions.
In the UK there are more than 100,000 strokes each year working out to around one stroke every five minutes. We have over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK. Approximately one person in every 500 has Parkinson’s, that’s roughly 127,000 people in the UK. One out of six people in the UK has some form of hearing loss. These health conditions, along with others such as arthritis and dementia, affect a significant proportion of the population.
The purpose of this online learning course is to develop learners knowledge and understanding of common health conditions and their effects on individuals.
- Principles of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
- Arthritis awareness
- Dementia Awareness
- Diabetes awareness
- Introductory awareness of sensory loss
- Parkinson's disease awareness
- Stroke awareness
- The cardiovascular system and associated diseases
- Understand physical disability
- Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
- Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
- Understanding mental health