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University of Queensland

Through My Eyes - Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

University of Queensland via edX


This health course focuses on the stories of people with intellectual disabilities around the world, as well as their families and supporters.

You will learn about the challenges and aid received in healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities, including their experience of specific syndromes and communication difficulties, and how they stay healthy.

Learners will also hear from family members as they discuss complex care, rare syndromes, early death, and planning for independence. The end of the course will focus on the history of treatment, the impact of rights' movements on healthcare delivery, common health conditions, and health promotion.

This course is open to anyone, but will be of particular relevance to those in the field of advanced medical, allied health, and disability. This course can also be used as workforce education for medical professionals in this field.


Through my Eyes
1.0 Defining Intellectual Disability
2.0 The road to independence
3.0 Leading by example
4.0 Resilience

How I look, how I connect
5.0 Looking forward
6.0 Standing out - Autism
7.0 Moving differently
8.0 Effective communication
9.0 The ways people communicate

My child, my sibling
10.0 The road forward
11.0 Complex care
12.0 Passing too soon

Health rights and staying healthy
13.0 Health rights
14.0 Health issues
15.0 Health promotion and health assessments

Taught by

Nicholas Lennox and Miriam Taylor


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