Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma 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.

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The Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

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Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course
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