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Please select the start dates for your courses below.

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Through My Eyes - Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

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2
Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability

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3
Able-Minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability

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Program Overview

This XSeries Program has been designed to influence, empower and educate a wider population to improve the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability.

Worldwide, 60+ million people with intellectual disability experience poor health, die prematurely and receive inadequate healthcare. You will gain an understanding of the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability, their families, and their healthcare providers.

In our courses, you will learn about best practice in the field of intellectual disability healthcare and gain knowledge to improve health outcomes for this disadvantaged group.

What you will learn

  • What is the experience of people with intellectual disability around the world, what barriers do they face, and how do they overcome these?
  • What are their healthcare needs and how can good health be promoted?
  • What health conditions do they commonly experience and how can these be assessed and managed?
  • What influence do other factors such as ageing and epilepsy have on their health?
  • What mental health issues do they have and how can these be recognised and managed?
  • What are some of the ethical and legal issues that are of particular relevance to them?

Program class list

1
Through My Eyes - Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

Course Details
Learn, from personal stories, the daily life and challenges faced by those with intellectual disabilities.

2
Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability

Course Details
Learn how to help those with intellectual disability achieve better health.

3
Able-Minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability

Course Details
Gain an understanding of mental health issues and ethical decision-making for people with intellectual disability.

Meet your instructors

Miriam Taylor

Miriam is the former Education Coordinator at the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has a wealth of educational design experience for multi-users including people with intellectual disability, their families, disability organisations and health practitioners. Miriam has established an ongoing international collaboration with and is an invited contributor to the first World Disability Report for the World Health Organisation.

Nicholas Lennox

Nick is the former Director of the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability at the University of Queensland. He is a researcher, educator, advocate and clinician and has specialised in the health of adults with intellectual disability since 1992. He is trained in general practice, and has developed interventions to improve the health of people with intellectual disability.
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Duration

4 months

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

The University of Queensland