Certificate in Downs Syndrome Awareness Online Course

Understand The Characteristics And Causes Of Down's Syndrome


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Understand The Characteristics And Causes Of Down's Syndrome 

The Certificate in Down's Syndrome Awareness Course provides an overview of the characteristics and causes of Down’s syndrome, together with practical, up-to-date information about the challenges people with this diagnosis face throughout their lives. Individuals with this condition can lead fuller, healthier lives than was previously possible. This is partly thanks to the increased awareness and support structures that you will learn about in the course.

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course outlines the physical and mental characteristics of the condition and explains the causes, risk factors, medical complications that can occur, and how it is diagnosed.

You’ll learn how to support someone with Down’s syndrome throughout their lives, as you explore how their needs change as they grow and develop. The course guides you through this, step-by-step, starting with the sometimes-controversial issue of prenatal testing for the condition, which explains the test and the ethical issues that surround it.

In addition to the usual needs of babies and young children, those with Down’s syndrome face specific issues, such as problems with digestion and temperature regulation. There is also a degree of learning disability, so babies with Down’s syndrome will experience developmental delays. You’ll learn how parents can overcome their anxieties and raise healthy, happy children.

Early intervention and support are key to help a child with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential. Through studying the Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course, you will discover the support available to children and their families and the difference it can making in preparing them for school, engaging in relationships, and understanding the world around them.

As children with Down’s syndrome move into adolescence, again they have the same issues as typical teenagers, though they may require more assistance in understanding the changes they are going through. You’ll learn how to prepare a teenager to deal with the activities of adult life, including further education, forming relationships, and engaging in safe sex.

A big part of every child’s life is education. You’ll learn what to consider when deciding on the right kind of schooling for a child with Down’s syndrome, how they can be assisted in reaching their goals in the various stages of their education, and the qualifications available to them.

Further to this, you will explore the benefits of work, how to find suitable positions, and the kind of reasonable adjustments that a workplace can make in order to accommodate the needs of those with Down’s syndrome. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course explains how equal opportunities legislation applies to those with learning disabilities and the specialist work schemes that aim to match people with suitable employers.

Just as there is educational support for people with Down’s syndrome, there is also support available for those who decide to move out of their family home. You’ll learn about the supported living options available, what they involve, and how the transition from the family home to a new residence is managed.

An increasing number of people with Down’s syndrome are living into their sixties and seventies. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course considers the challenges being faced by this group and the practical interventions that may be necessary, along with how these interventions may have to be administered.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Certificate in Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course is designed for anyone interested in disability provision, especially those who live and work with those in this group, as educators, parents, health professionals or carers.

As one of the aforementioned, you are in a position to make life-changing decisions for someone within your care. This course will give you the tools you need to understand the kind of support required by an individual with Down’s syndrome, at various stages of their life, and how to acquire it.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Down's Syndrome
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Down's Syndrome Awareness Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Down's Syndrome experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

 

Module 1 – What Is Down’s Syndrome?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: The causes of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Why is it important to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Screening, Genetic Testing, & Counselling

  • Part 1: What is meant by “genetic testing and counselling”?
  • Part 2: Who oversees these processes?
  • Part 3: What are the ethical issues surrounding screening, genetic testing, and genetic counselling?
  • Part 4: Where do disability rights organisations stand on prenatal testing?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Parenting Babies & Young Children with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Anxiety about the future
  • Part 2: Explaining Down’s syndrome to a child’s siblings
  • Part 3: Early medical problems – detection and intervention
  • Part 4: Developmental delays
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Helping A Child with Down’s Syndrome Realise Their Full Potential

  • Part 1: How do children with Down’s syndrome change and develop?
  • Part 2: Taking a balanced view of a child’s capabilities
  • Part 3: Understanding and handling challenging behaviour
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Adolescents with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Medical Problems Associated with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical and Psychiatric health problems
  • Part 2: What are the most common physical health problems seen in people with Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 3: Infertility
  • Part 4: Dental issues
  • Part 5: Psychiatric conditions
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Down’s Syndrome & Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Down’s Syndrome & Employment

  • Part 1: Employment
  • Part 2: How do people with Down’s syndrome benefit from paid work?
  • Part 3: What legislation is in place to protect the rights and interests of people with Down’s syndrome within the workplace?
  • Part 4: How do people with Down’s syndrome work best?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Supported Living Options for People With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: How might someone with Down’s syndrome choose to live their life?
  • Part 2: Collective ownership – A new approach
  • Part 3: Support professionals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Care of Older Adults With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical health conditions in old age
  • Part 2: Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Understand The Characteristics And Causes Of Down's Syndrome 

The Certificate in Down's Syndrome Awareness Course provides an overview of the characteristics and causes of Down’s syndrome, together with practical, up-to-date information about the challenges people with this diagnosis face throughout their lives. Individuals with this condition can lead fuller, healthier lives than was previously possible. This is partly thanks to the increased awareness and support structures that you will learn about in the course.

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course outlines the physical and mental characteristics of the condition and explains the causes, risk factors, medical complications that can occur, and how it is diagnosed.

You’ll learn how to support someone with Down’s syndrome throughout their lives, as you explore how their needs change as they grow and develop. The course guides you through this, step-by-step, starting with the sometimes-controversial issue of prenatal testing for the condition, which explains the test and the ethical issues that surround it.

In addition to the usual needs of babies and young children, those with Down’s syndrome face specific issues, such as problems with digestion and temperature regulation. There is also a degree of learning disability, so babies with Down’s syndrome will experience developmental delays. You’ll learn how parents can overcome their anxieties and raise healthy, happy children.

Early intervention and support are key to help a child with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential. Through studying the Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course, you will discover the support available to children and their families and the difference it can making in preparing them for school, engaging in relationships, and understanding the world around them.

As children with Down’s syndrome move into adolescence, again they have the same issues as typical teenagers, though they may require more assistance in understanding the changes they are going through. You’ll learn how to prepare a teenager to deal with the activities of adult life, including further education, forming relationships, and engaging in safe sex.

A big part of every child’s life is education. You’ll learn what to consider when deciding on the right kind of schooling for a child with Down’s syndrome, how they can be assisted in reaching their goals in the various stages of their education, and the qualifications available to them.

Further to this, you will explore the benefits of work, how to find suitable positions, and the kind of reasonable adjustments that a workplace can make in order to accommodate the needs of those with Down’s syndrome. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course explains how equal opportunities legislation applies to those with learning disabilities and the specialist work schemes that aim to match people with suitable employers.

Just as there is educational support for people with Down’s syndrome, there is also support available for those who decide to move out of their family home. You’ll learn about the supported living options available, what they involve, and how the transition from the family home to a new residence is managed.

An increasing number of people with Down’s syndrome are living into their sixties and seventies. The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course considers the challenges being faced by this group and the practical interventions that may be necessary, along with how these interventions may have to be administered.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Certificate in Down’s Syndrome Awareness Course is designed for anyone interested in disability provision, especially those who live and work with those in this group, as educators, parents, health professionals or carers.

As one of the aforementioned, you are in a position to make life-changing decisions for someone within your care. This course will give you the tools you need to understand the kind of support required by an individual with Down’s syndrome, at various stages of their life, and how to acquire it.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Down's Syndrome
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Certificate in Down's Syndrome Awareness Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Down's Syndrome experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

 

Module 1 – What Is Down’s Syndrome?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: The causes of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Why is it important to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2 – Screening, Genetic Testing, & Counselling

  • Part 1: What is meant by “genetic testing and counselling”?
  • Part 2: Who oversees these processes?
  • Part 3: What are the ethical issues surrounding screening, genetic testing, and genetic counselling?
  • Part 4: Where do disability rights organisations stand on prenatal testing?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3 – Parenting Babies & Young Children with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Anxiety about the future
  • Part 2: Explaining Down’s syndrome to a child’s siblings
  • Part 3: Early medical problems – detection and intervention
  • Part 4: Developmental delays
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4 – Helping A Child with Down’s Syndrome Realise Their Full Potential

  • Part 1: How do children with Down’s syndrome change and develop?
  • Part 2: Taking a balanced view of a child’s capabilities
  • Part 3: Understanding and handling challenging behaviour
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5 – Adolescents with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6 – Medical Problems Associated with Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical and Psychiatric health problems
  • Part 2: What are the most common physical health problems seen in people with Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 3: Infertility
  • Part 4: Dental issues
  • Part 5: Psychiatric conditions
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7 – Down’s Syndrome & Education

  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8 – Down’s Syndrome & Employment

  • Part 1: Employment
  • Part 2: How do people with Down’s syndrome benefit from paid work?
  • Part 3: What legislation is in place to protect the rights and interests of people with Down’s syndrome within the workplace?
  • Part 4: How do people with Down’s syndrome work best?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9 – Supported Living Options for People With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: How might someone with Down’s syndrome choose to live their life?
  • Part 2: Collective ownership – A new approach
  • Part 3: Support professionals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10 – Care of Older Adults With Down’s Syndrome

  • Part 1: Physical health conditions in old age
  • Part 2: Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE83
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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