Module title: Improving Health and Well Being of People with Intellectual Disabilities

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LDN11102
Module leader: Michael Brown
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Mental Health and Learning Disability
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

Identification of the policy and research evidence-base of health needs and inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities. Analysis of the evidence identified: review and utilisation of contemporary literature on health needs and health improvement initiatives for the population. Strategic public health and health improvement initiatives and programmes of health promotion: prevalence and pattern of health needs: intellectual disability specific population health problems, barriers to accessing services, health surveillance models, local health improvement initiatives that promote social, community and environmental development. Intellectual disability and health improvement: Public and individual perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities and their health and well-being, addressing health inequalities at an individual, family and population level to improve health. Health improvement initiatives: involving people with intellectual disabilities to manage their health and self-care. Supporting and enabling user and carer involvement, health improvement approaches drawn from examples from practice and the literature.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically analyse the evidence relating to the health inequalities and health needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
LO2: Critically examine the elements of health improvement policies and strategies aimed at improving the health of the general population and the intended impact on the health and well-being of children, adults and older people with intellectual disabilities.
LO3: Critically appraise and analyse health improvement, health education and health promotion initiatives and materials designed to address the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.
LO4: Critically reflect and identify the roles and actions required to contribute to reducing the health inequalities experienced by children, adults and older people with intellectual disabilities.

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