This course offers an in-depth understanding of various prevalent health issues like cardiovascular disease and arthritis. It's suitable for those interested in healthcare careers or employers aiming to educate their staff about common health conditions.
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This FREE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions will provide an increased awareness of a range of common health conditions, including cardiovascular disease and arthritis. The course is perfect whether youre wanting to move into a healthcare position or to provide your employees with an understanding of common health conditions. This course, across six modules, will dive into specific conditions in more depth whilst also exploring the support that individuals with these conditions may require.
What will I study on this course?
Section 1: Understand how to contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
Discover how to accurately monitor the health of individuals living with an existing condition, studying patient observation, recording information pertaining to the patient and reporting this information to the relevant parties. Develop a knowledge of the responses required should there be changes to an individuals condition.
Section 2: Understand cardiovascular disease
Gain an understanding of the cardiovascular system and the different forms of cardiovascular disease including their signs, symptoms, causes and risk factors. Explore the effects such a condition has on a patients daily life, as well as the treatment and management options available.
Section 3: Stroke awareness
Learn about the different types of stroke and their warning signs, symptoms and eventual effect on the individual. Develop knowledge of the swift response required in the event of an emergency and the wide range of support that is available following a stroke.
Section 4: Arthritis awareness
Develop an understanding of the different types of arthritis, their causes, signs and symptoms. Look into how to best treat the condition in order to allow those affected the ability to enjoy their day-to-day life.
Section 5: Understand physical disability
How to provide support to individuals with physical disabilities, help them to effectively manage their disability and their ability to maintain their independence.
Section 6: Parkinsons disease awareness
Discover how Parkinsons develops and its underlying causes. Outline the treatment options, support services and strategies available for those managing the condition.
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Adult (19+) learners
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
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