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University of Queensland

Intellectual Disability Healthcare

University of Queensland via edX XSeries

Overview

This XSeries Program has been designed to influence, empower and educate a wider population to improve the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability.

Worldwide, 60+ million people with intellectual disability experience poor health, die prematurely and receive inadequate healthcare. You will gain an understanding of the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability, their families, and their healthcare providers.

In our courses, you will learn about best practice in the field of intellectual disability healthcare and gain knowledge to improve health outcomes for this disadvantaged group.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Through My Eyes - Intellectual Disability Healthcare around the World

Learn, from personal stories, the daily life and challenges faced by those with intellectual disabilities.



Course 2: Well and Able - Improving the Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability

Learn how to help those with intellectual disability achieve better health.



Course 3: Able-Minded - Mental Health and People with Intellectual Disability

Gain an understanding of mental health issues and ethical decision-making for people with intellectual disability.



Courses

Taught by

Miriam Taylor and Nicholas Lennox

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