Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families

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.

Who should apply?

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.

Huntington’s disease flyer

Study method: Mixture of online and classroom delivery, Stand-alone modules

Huntington's disease
  • Module code DEMU9D5
  • Start date 4th and 5th September 2017
  • Application deadline 01 August
  • Duration 14 weeks online study with 2 days on campus
  • Days on campus 2
  • Credit value SCQF 10 20
  • Fees £675

Entrance Requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements and applications are invited for the Autumn 2017 intake.

Accreditation

Scottish Huntington's Associaton

Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the aetiology of Huntington's disease and the range of symptoms experienced.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the genetic component of the condition and how this impacts on those effected by Huntington's disease and those who support them.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of individual life stories and be able to use this to develop supportive strategies for people affected by Huntington's disease.
  • Recognise the diversity of experiences of living with Huntington's disease and how individuals and families adapt and live with the condition.
  • Evaluate current approaches, interventions and services for the treatment, care and support of people effected by Huntington's disease and identify best practice.
  • Develop knowledge and skills to anticipate the evolving needs of people with Huntington's disease and their family and be able to identify and evaluate available approaches designed for future planning.

Structure and Content

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.

Delivery and Assessment

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.

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Dr Louise McCabe

Application Procedure

For more information contact the programme administrator at DempPG@stir.ac.uk or on 01786 467681.

huntington's disease application form

Application deadline Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 BST

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