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COURSE INFORMATION:

Aim: This module aims to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a care setting.

Duration: 5 days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 credits of 120 credits required to achieve a major award in Healthcare Support 5M4339

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some of the areas the learner will be proficient in at the end of the course:

  1. Discuss a range of age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people
  2. Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well-being of older people
  3. Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people
  4. Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness
  5. Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families
  6. Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each setting
  7. Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education , lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education. Strong interest or working in providing quality care in a healthcare setting. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 40% Skills Demonstration 60%.
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Healthcare experts.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 & 6.

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12 Comments

  1. Catherine January 5, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I am interested

    • Barrow Training January 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

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  2. Susandooley March 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Susan dooley, and I am very interested in the course for ” care of the older person”.

    • Barrow Training March 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

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  3. Jandira Almeida March 20, 2018 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Hi my name is jandira almeida, and I am interested in the course for care of the older person..

    • Barrow Training March 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

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  4. Louise June 13, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Hi could I get some info on this course .louise

    • Barrow Training June 13, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Hi Louise, no problem. Email sent to you now!

  5. Emily Farrell September 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Hi could I have some more information on this course please

    • Barrow Training September 10, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

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  6. Antonija September 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hi, could I get some info on Care of older person course. Thanks so much

    • Barrow Training September 17, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

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