Supporting People with Physical Disabilities
Physical disabilities vary and come in all forms. They result from different causes and differ in people who seem to have the same physical disability. Whereas some people are born with a physical disability, others develop a physical disability due to external factors, such as accidents and injuries.
Physical disability can make an individual feel bad and embarrassed about themselves. They can also face unlimited challenges when performing activities of daily living or any other tasks. Therefore, they may need support and care. It is important to understand physical disabilities to be able to offer support.
Understanding physical disabilities also helps address various uncertainties and concerns regarding physical disability. We’ve designed this course to help you understand physical disabilities and be able to offer support to those with such a condition.
You Will Learn:
- The definition of physical disabilities
- The causes of physical disabilities
- The differences between permanent and temporary physical disabilities
- The aids that are available for people with physical disabilities
- The additional support system for people with physical disabilities and how they can cope with stress
- How carers help patients with physical disabilities
- Cultural, social and environmental influences on support
- Home care for people with physical disabilities
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- Taking this course will help you:
- Understand physical disabilities and support patients’ needs
- Support and care for people with disabilities
- Look out for safety risks in the lives of people with physical disabilities, such as loose rugs
- Understand adaptive equipment and other aids for people with physical disabilities
- Find the right support for a loved one or friend with a physical disability
- Choose the right support for people with physical disabilities
- Encourage patients to live independent and positive lives
Who can take the Supporting People with Physical Disabilities Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 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 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 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 Supporting People with Physical Disabilities Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.