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Aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the causes, range and effects of intellectual disabilities to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support.
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 and Health Service Skills 5M3782
Some of the learning outcomes include:
- Categorise the range of terms which have been used to label people with an intellectual disability as inappropriate and appropriate labels
- Define the terms intellectual disability and multiple disability
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of both the medical and social models of support
- Recognise the effects of caring for a person with an intellectual disability on close and extended family members
- Define the term front line staff
- Promote the following in caring for a person with an intellectual disability: dignity, choice, relationships and contributing
- Promote positive attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability
- Outline the history of services to people with an intellectual disability in Ireland
- Explore past and current attitudes toward people with an intellectual disability
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
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