Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families
The course will give you an opportunity to develop your understanding of Huntington’s disease and its impact on the people and families who live with it, while enhancing your skills, knowledge and capacity to provide support.
There are no minimum entry requirements.
By the end of the course you'll be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the aetiology of Huntington's disease and the range of symptoms experienced
- show a greater understanding 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
This short course 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. Our course looks at the person with Huntington's as central to this discussion, but also emphasises the importance of considering the whole family as people affected by the disease.
Delivery and assessment
A single online learning course, worth 20 credits at SCQF level 10/QCF level 6. Your 15 weeks learning online is supported by staff from the