Certificate in Epilepsy Awareness - Advanced Level 3

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Course Modules

  • About Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Management
  • Supporting People With Epilepsy

This BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

This course is designed to raise awareness and educate those who care for and support epilepsy sufferers. That is, those who work with and support, on a daily basis, individuals who suffer from epilepsy, including:

Course Description

This Advanced Epilepsy Awareness Course is designed for those who work with and support, on a daily basis, individuals who suffer from epilepsy.

The course consists of three modules:

Studying these modules will enable students to understand the:

This comprehensive and detailed course is designed to greatly extend the knowledge base of those working within the demanding area of epilepsy care. Through the detailed exploration of the principle aspects of the care and support required by epilepsy sufferers, it will help to drive up the standards within organisations operating in this very specialised area of care.

Course Objectives

  • care practitioners
  • senior carers
  • care managers
  • care volunteers
  • teachers
  • lecturers
  • education managers
  • classroom assistants
  • voluntary workers
  • youth workers
  • family carers.
  • Module One – About Epilepsy: explores the nature and causes of epilepsy along with the effects these have on the brain. The nature, types and triggers of seizures are also examined.
  • Module Two – Epilepsy Management: focuses on how epilepsy is diagnosed and the range of treatments currently available to those who suffer with epilepsy. It also explores the first aid needs of the person having a seizure. Later in this module the law in relation to epilepsy and in particular the key pieces legislation that underpin the care and protection of epilepsy sufferers are examined. When exploring the legal aspects, the principles of: recording, care planning and record keeping, as well as the confidentiality of information are discussed.
  • Module Three - Supporting People With Epilepsy: explores the impact of epilepsy on the individual, focusing on social, psychological and physical issues. It examines the support individual sufferers may need along with beneficial lifestyle changes that can improve their quality of life. Finally this module examines how relevant legislation relates to and protects individual epilepsy sufferers from discrimination.
  • Relationship between brain activity and seizures
  • Nature of epilepsy, epileptic triggers and the stages of a seizure
  • Various types of seizures and their related classifications
  • Causes of epilepsy and the syndromes related to epilepsy
  • Ways in which epilepsy can be diagnosed
  • Range of epilepsy treatments available
  • Relevant first aid required for an individual suffering a seizure
  • Importance of care planning and risk assessment
  • Importance of confidentiality and maintenance of accurate reporting and recording
  • Impact of epilepsy on the individual for a range of social, psychological and physical issues
  • Support needed for those who suffer epilepsy and the lifestyle changes beneficial to their well being
  • Relevant legislation and know how to maintain the dignity and respect of individuals who suffer with epilepsy.
  • Identify the relationship between brain activity and seizures
  • Explain the nature of epilepsy, epileptic triggers and the stages of a seizure
  • Describe the various types of seizures and their related classifications
  • Outline the causes of epilepsy and related syndromes
  • Outline the ways in which epilepsy can be diagnosed
  • Identify the range of epilepsy treatments available
  • Explain the relevant first aid required for an individual suffering a seizure
  • Identify the importance of care planning and risk assessment
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality and maintenance of accurate reporting and recording
  • Identify the impact of epilepsy on the individual for a range of social, psychological and physical issues
  • Outline the support needed for those who suffer epilepsy and the lifestyle changes beneficial to their well being
  • Explain epilepsy relevant legislation and know how to maintain the dignity and respect of individuals who suffer with epilepsy

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