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Common Health Conditions

Course Overview

This qualification will provide an awareness of a range of common health conditions which will then encourage you to move on to further and more indepth study of specific health conditions.  You will be required to achieve 11 credits from Unit 1 and a range of other available units.

1: Principles of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions

Discover how to accurately monitor the health of individuals living with an existing condition, studying patient observation, recording information pertaining to the patient and reporting this information to the relevant parties.  Develop a knowledge of the responses required should there be changes to an individuals condition.

2: Understand cardiovascular disease

Gain an understanding of the cardiovascular system and the different forms of cardiovascular disease including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors.  Explore the effects such a condition has on a patient’s daily life, as well as the treatment and management options available.

3: Stroke awareness

Learn about the different types of stroke and their warning signs, symptoms and eventual effect on the individual.  Develop knowledge of the swift response required in the event of an emergency and the wide range of support that is available following a stroke.

4: Arthritis awareness

Develop an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms.  Look into how best to treat the condition in order to allow those affected the ability to enjoy their day-to-day life.

5. Understand physical disability

How to provide support to individuals with physical disabilities, help them to effectively manage their disability and their ability to maintain their independence.

6. Parkinson’s disease awareness

Discover how Parkinson’s develops and its underlying causes.  Outline the treatment options, support services and strategies available for those managing the condition.

In addition to the skills you will develop throughout your distance learning programme you will also develop a range of transferable skills including communication skills, time management and digital skills.

If you are seeking employment, UCQ can support you in developing employability skills to help you progression into work or volunteering, providing advice and support in job search, application form and CV completion and interview preparation.

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Course Information

Title: Common Health Conditions

  Duration: Up to 10 weeks, however, flexible to meet individual need.

  Upon successful completion of a programme, students will achieve the TQUK Level 2 qualification (603/3005/3)

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research

  Start date are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

Each student will receive a dedicated tutor who will provide regular remote delivery supported by a paper-based or online/interactive study guide and assessment pack.

  Study Format: Paper-based or online study guide; tutorials; work activity; assessment and robust feedback.

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