We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) to deliver the online undergraduate course ‘Huntington’s Disease – An Enabling Approach to Supporting Families’.
For all health and social care professionals working with families who are living with Huntington’s disease, this course is the first of its kind in Scotland. The course will provide a superb opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex condition, its impact on the people and families who live with it and enable you to develop your skills, knowledge and capacity to provide support.
The module will equip students to provide better treatment, care and support to people affected by Huntington’s disease, and other forms of younger onset dementia, by drawing on current research and practice in the field including evidence and information from across the UK and other parts of the world.
This module is designed for practitioners working in health, social care, advocacy, and community organisations who currently or may potentially work with people with Huntington’s disease. The course would also be of interest to family members and other supporters of families with Huntington's disease.
Study method: Mixture of online and classroom delivery, Stand-alone modules
There are no minimum entry requirements and applications are invited for the Autumn 2017 intake.
The module provides an in-depth understanding of Huntington's disease and the impact it has on individuals and families; considering the physical, psychological, emotional and social changes that it can bring. The module considers the person with Huntington's to be central to this discussion and also emphasises the importance of considering the whole family as people effected by the disease.
The module will equip students to provide better treatment, care and support to people effected by Huntington's disease by drawing on current research and practice in the field including evidence and information from across the UK and other parts of the world.
A single blended learning course worth 20 credits at SCQF level 10, including two days at the University of Stirling campus followed by 14 weeks of online learning.
Dr Louise McCabe