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Aim: To equip learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to apply a person centred focus to their work with people with disabilities in a variety of settings.
Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare 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:
Identify issues arising from the language and stereotyping which is used in relation to people with disabilities
- List five valued experiences that can be used to evaluate the quality of support to individuals with a disability
- Define what is meant by a socially valued role
- Describe how working from a value base and philosophy that reflects a person centred approach has a positive impact on people receiving support
- Define what is meant by a medical model of support and a social model of support
- Outline the principles of a person centred focus to disability
- Outline the elements of good communication skills
- Adopt the use of people first language in their work practice
- Work with a person centred focus to empower individuals with a disability to make informed decisions about their day-to-day life
- Examine their role as an advocate for an individual with disability
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
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