Epilepsy affects more than half a million British citizens every year and there are more than 50 million people the world over who suffer from it.
It’s one of the most common neurological conditions and is caused due to the discharge of electrical activity in different areas of the brain. During a seizure, some parts of the brain may stop functioning while other parts continue to function as usual.
In this epilepsy awareness course, you can find out more about epilepsy and how to respond in the right way.
What you will learn:
- What is epilepsy and the reasons for seizures
- How to use the right words to describe epileptic seizures
- What happens before, during and after an epileptic seizure
- What happens in the brain during an epileptic attack
- How to recognise signs of a tonic-clonic seizure
- Treatments for epilepsy including medications, surgery and dietary interventions
Benefits of learning the course:
- Knowing more about the causes, symptoms and treatments can help you help yourself and others.
- There is often a social stigma surrounding epilepsy. You can understand the causes, symptoms and management strategies better
- You can identify the signs of an epileptic seizure and help the person
- You can help spread awareness about epilepsy among your family and friends
Who can take the Epilepsy Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Epilepsy Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.25 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.