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Certificate in Common Health Conditions

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
PDMN0149/12/A
Location:
Distance / Blended Learning
Duration:
16 weeks


In the UK today there are a large number of people living with a common health condition. By completing this course you will not only gain an awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions, but you will also learn how to care for individuals and enable them to manage, monitor and control their condition.

"These courses have allowed me to update my knowledge and get used to studying again. The tutor assessment was good and supportive."

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In the UK today there are a large number of people living with a common health condition. These conditions have varying effects upon individuals, but they all require continual management to minimise the effect they have on an individual’s day to day life. This course you will not only give you an awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatments available for a variety of common health conditions, but you will also learn how to care for individuals and enable them to manage, monitor and control their condition.

Unit 1 - Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions, including the observation, recording and reporting of these. It will also help you to gain knowledge of the responses needed when there are changes to an individual's condition.

Unit 2 - Understand Cardiovascular Disease
The aim of this unit is to give you an understanding of the cardiovascular system and different forms of cardiovascular
disease, including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors. It will also help you gain knowledge of the effects on an
individual's daily life and the treatment and management options available.

Unit 3 - Stroke Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of the different types of stroke, their signs, symptoms and effect on the individual. It will help you to gain knowledge of the response required in the event of an emergency, how to manage a stroke and the support that is available following a stroke.

Unit 4 - Arthritis Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms. It will also help you to gain knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, support and management of arthritis.

Unit 5 - Understand Physical Disability
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of the different forms of physical disability, their causes and the impact they have. It will help you gain an understanding of the attitudes those individuals with physical disability face and how to help support them manage their disability and maintain independence.

Unit 6 - Parkinson's Disease Awareness
The aim of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of Parkinson's disease and its underlying causes, the signs and symptoms of the condition and its impact. It will also help you gain an understanding of treatment options, support services and strategies for managing the condition.
Each unit is assessed though short answer questions. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and requires a good level of literacy, reading and writing.

Learners must be over 19 and resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications within the health and social care sector or progress onto higher level courses.
You will receive a study pack which contains your learning resources, study plan, study guide and how to access the online assessment platform. If you want to complete paper-based assessment you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course.

It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD - Continuing Professional Development.

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £100.

For more information call Steve or Lida on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk

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Course Fees

Total Fee: £0