- Course Code: UKLM19MCA
- Location: Online
- Duration: 4 hours
- Qualification: Medical Conditions & Awareness (Lightning Skills Bundle) Certificate
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All modern browsers and devices
Includes the Following Courses
Medical Conditions & Awareness (Lightning Skills Bundle) Certificate
Medical awareness is one of the most important elements of the medical and healthcare industry. Intolerance and lack of knowledge often come from a simple lack of awareness about the issues that other people are facing and dealing with daily. The goal of this course is to give you the awareness and background information necessary to support people with these health issues and give them the assistance and recognition that they need.
The human body is not perfect by any measure, and there are many ailments that people struggle with. Every disease and illness is unique and requires a specific type of support. Being aware of them is the first step to offering support to anyone. Understanding and tolerance are important characteristics for anyone to have, and this course bundle offers you the chance to develop these traits.
Helping people is a huge part of many careers. Whether you are a medical professional, work in a support role, or you’re interested in being there for someone in your life, this course bundle will give you the awareness that you need to tackle anything. Keep reading to find out what you will learn and how you can benefit by taking this course.
You Will Learn:
- How to care for specific groups of people. When working in medical care, it’s necessary to keep in mind that different demographics necessitate different types of care and attention. This course bundle covers a wide variety of different diseases and illnesses. Keep in mind that there is no “one size fits all” approach to medicine. Each illness and each person has different needs.
- About some of the most common types of medical issues, like anxiety and dementia. Being knowledgeable about specific medical issues can help you tackle them in the most respectful and appropriate ways possible.
- How to support people who are dealing with medical problems. Each module focuses on a different illness or disease that is common in the world today. You will cover what exactly each illness is, how to support people who have it and what symptoms each comes with.
Benefits of Taking This Course:
- You will have access to nine courses, each dedicated to giving you a comprehensive understanding of a different Medical Awareness topic. By the end of this course bundle, you will be well-versed in several different areas of medicine and disease.
- This course bundle is specifically organised to give you the best possible selection of Medical Awareness courses. It is designed to help you progress in your skills and knowledge in this area.
- You will be able to deepen your knowledge on some skills that you already have, or if you are new to this topic, you will learn everything you need to know to support anyone coping with these issues.
- You will be able to improve your CV upon completion of this course bundle. This can help prove to potential employers that you have these skills and are committed to self-development.
- How to recognise that one has depression
- An overview of the treatment of depression
- Information on the signs that indicate depression
- Different severities of depression
- Why depression cannot be caused by one issue
- The different possible causes of depression
- The medical causes of depression
- The trauma-based causes of depression
- The reason we cannot call depression a disease
- Why antidepressants will not cure depression
- Why genetics might not play a big role in depression
- Why it isn't necessary to take antidepressants for life
- How to understand depression symptoms
- Understanding the difference in depression between adults, teens, and children
- Recognising the symptoms of depression in older adults
- Why some people experience anger or emptiness with depression
- What bipolar depression is and how it can affect someone
- The symptoms of seasonal depression
- How cyclothymic disorder is similar to bipolar disorder
- The treatments for postnatal depression
- How to understand depression in your loved one
- How to determine if your loved one is suffering from depression
- What you should, and should not, say to someone who is depressed
- How to take care of yourself when helping someone with depression
- The traditional treatments for mild, moderate, and severe depression
- How exercise for depression might work to treat the condition
- Why self-help groups can help to treat minor depression
- Why cognitive behavioural therapy can work for many
- How supplements, such as St. John's wort, can help depression
- Why acupuncture might be a good alternative therapy for depression
- How to use meditation for depression
- The benefits of using massage therapy for depression
- How self-help books might be an option for depression
- Why people choose online counselling for depression
- How adding exercise and activity can help to ease depression
- How changing your way of thinking can improve your depression
- Why stress is one of the most common triggers of depression
- How a job loss can make someone more depressed
- How medical conditions can affect depression
- How one can alleviate depression when experiencing financial troubles
- How one can change their diet to battle depression
- The difference between fatty acids and amino acids
- Why healthy sleep is essential for brain health
- Methods for managing stress
- The possibility of a full recovery from depression
- How some people experience residual symptoms of depression
- The long-term outlook on a person's social life following depression
- The long-term outlook on a person's biological functions following depression
- To understand what the Big White Wall offers
- Where to find support in your local area
- How to use online resources for depression support
- What resources are available for children and young people with depression
- Defining Asperger's - A definition of Asperger's.
- Lack of social understanding - Why people with Asperger's struggle to understand the intent of the other.
- Difficulties with emotions - Why Asperger's people can't relate to the emotional content of their interactions and why Mr Spock is a useful metaphor for this.
- Problems with metaphor, literal mindedness - why you should never ask a person with Asperger's to “pull their socks up
- Research into Asperger's - Research into Asperger's really is fairly recent, most of it being carried out in the latter half of the 20th century to the present
- How Asperger's fits Into the Autistic Spectrum - The relationship between Asperger's, High Functioning Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder/ASD'.
- Co-morbidities - People with Asperger's sometimes have other diagnosable conditions including dyspraxia.
- The Causes of High Functioning Autism and Asperger's - ASD is highly heritable and there are some possible genetic, environmental factors at work.
- Diagnosis of Asperger's- How Asperger's was first diagnosed
- Criteria-based Diagnosis - An examination of how practitioners decide objectively on a diagnosis
- Diagnostic Interview - An alternative tool which includes historical evidence, criteria and an interview
- Precocious Development - how people with Asperger's tend to develop, particularly in the area of mature speech
- Behavioural Issues - How some people with Asperger's have behavioural issues in school and adult life and many show a lack of empathy
- Sensory Issues - How people with Asperger's are often hyper or hypo sensitive to environmental stimuli
- Sensory Integration Disorder - A disorder which is caused by different brain functioning and a lack of ability to properly integrate sensory input from all senses into one combined understanding of the environment
- Sensory Integration Therapy - A system of techniques generally practiced by OT's to help a person be better coordinated
- Dealing with Aggression in People with Asperger's - to improve understanding of why people with Asperger's can get aggressive and how to help minimise the impact
- Understanding Theory of Mind - An insight into the different world view of people with Asperger's
- Bullying and Asperger's - will examine the reasons why young people with Asperger's may be victims of bullying and what to do about it
- Inclusion and Support - Will examine the issues of inclusion in school and how all schools should develop strategies for supporting young people with Asperger's
- Being a Sibling of a Person with Asperger's - How to understand and support siblings of people with Asperger's
- Asperger's and Women - recent development suggest that there are many adult women with Asperger's but they have not been diagnosed
- Asperger's and Relationships - Barbara Jacobsen described this as “Loving Mr Spock'; this section will explore many of the issues faced
- Asperger's and Parenting - The possible effects of having one or both parents with Asperger's
- Strengths and weaknesses - an overview of people with Asperger's in a work environment
- Support strategies - how employers can get the best out of employees with Asperger's
- Disability discrimination - what the law says about reasonable adjustments
- Finding the right role - advice on how the attributes of Asperger's can be “sold' to potential employers
- Sir Isaac Newton - Physicists and Fellow of The Royal Society probably had Asperger's and displayed a surprising lack of understanding about the world around him
- Alan Turing - computer genius, mathematician who saved millions of lives in WWII
- Susan Boyle - With the voice of an angel, singing talent Susan Boyle has left the world in amazement at both her talents and her very public meltdowns. Although she is perhaps the most famous talent to have come out of Britain's Got Talent, her Asperger's has caused her some very public difficulties
- Chris Packham - The naturalist whose appearances on TV demonstrate the strength of his special interest
- Social stories - How to teach children to manage unfamiliar and new situations, friendships etc.…
- Social skills training - An approach and resources for developing generic social skills
- Peer mediation - new thoughts on how neurotypical pupils can help their peers with Asperger's
- Organisational skills - some tips and practical suggestions on how to help people with Asperger's be better organised
- Understanding anxiety;
- An overview of anxiety and its relevance in our lives;
- A definition of anxiety;
- A comparison between anxiety and stress;
- External and environmental causes;
- Anxiety due to past trauma and grief;
- Work related anxiety and coping strategies;
- Sleep deprivation and consumption of stimulants;
- How genes can increase predisposition to anxiety;
- Neurotransmitters, brain activity and their connection to anxiety;
- How to distinguish between natural worry and anxiety;
- Physical symptoms of anxiety;
Module 4 : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Causes of Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Cognitive anxiety symptoms (mood and thought disorders);
- Affective and behavioural anxiety symptoms (emotions, behaviours);
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and its impact on your life;
- GAD in children and adolescents;
- Definition and explanation of OCD and its impact on our lives;
- Common examples of obsessions and compulsions;
- OCD spectrum disorders and their connection to OCD;
- Facts about OCD and its causes;
- What are panic attacks and what is agoraphobia?
- Causes of, symptoms of and treatment for panic attacks;
- Panic attacks and agoraphobia;
- The physiology of a panic attack - what happens in our body?
- Definition of PTSD;
- Brief history of PTSD diagnosis and treatment;
- Types of PTSD symptoms;
- Re-experiencing, avoidance, aggression;
- What is social anxiety disorder, and how does it differ from shyness?
- The difference between shyness and social anxiety;
- Emotional, physical and behavioural symptoms of social anxiety;
- Triggers and causes of social anxiety;
- Definition of a phobia and common types of phobias;
- Definition of exposure response prevention therapy;
- Types of ERP (exposure response prevention) techniques, including in vivo, imaginal, virtual reality and interoceptive;
- Graded, flooding and systematic desensitisation methods;
- Mindfulness-based techniques and practices;
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT);
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT);
- Interpersonal therapy;
- Information about drug and alcohol abuse in the UK
- Important statistics covering the prevalence of this issue
- About addiction
- Occupations at risk for abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
- The history of alcohol use
- Differences between the various types of alcohol, from a chemical standpoint and in relation to alcoholic beverages
- How to calculate alcohol strengths
- Information about the legal limit
- Information about the inappropriate use of alcohol
- The meaning of blood alcohol concentration and what it means from a practical standpoint
- The health risks of alcohol abuse
- What the signs of alcoholism are
- Basic information about legal and illegal drugs
- A brief history of drug use
- Information about the types of drugs
- Details about the legal classification of drugs
- An overview of illegal drug abuse
- Information about the misuse of over the counter and prescription medicine
- What the signs of drug abuse are and how to observe them in yourself and others
- The health risks of drug abuse
- Common myths and misconceptions about drugs and alcohol
- UK legislation regarding the consumption and distribution of drugs and alcohol
- Penalties and punishments for common drug-related offences
- The penalties in place for those convicted of alcohol-related offences
- The difference between casual use and problematic use of drugs and alcohol whilst at work
- The reasons why workplaces should focus on drug and alcohol awareness, as well as how drug and alcohol use can impact your workplace
- The signs of drug or alcohol abuse in your employees or co-workers
- Your legal obligations regarding drug and alcohol abuse
- Why a policy is necessary for all UK organisations
- The people you should consult with before finalising the drug and alcohol policy
- The key components to any drug and alcohol policy, along with other essential requirements
- Information about the investigative tools you should include in your policy
- What to do when you suspect a drug or alcohol-related issue at the workplace
- The types of reporting issues you may come across
- Ways in which to offer support to affected employees, as well as when to consider disciplinary measures
- Drug and alcohol testing considerations
- The workplace risks that may lead to drug and alcohol misuse
- Other risks that could lead to drug and alcohol abuse at work
- Specific advice for reducing the prevalence of drug and alcohol misuse at your workplace
- How to address common workplace risks
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the Medical Conditions & Awareness (Lightning Skills Bundle) Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The Medical Conditions & Awareness (Lightning Skills Bundle) Certificate Course consists of 9 courses:
Each course consists of between 1 and 13 individual modules.
Modules can take from 20 to 90 minutes to complete. You are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Do I have to study the courses in a certain order?No. You can study the courses in any order you choose. If you want to, you can do one module from a course and then move on to the next course.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Yes. Once you have completed all of the modules for each course there will be a multiple choice test.
The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 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 each test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process.
We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Medical Conditions & Awareness (Lightning Skills Bundle) Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 4 hours to complete in total.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.