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  • Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers
    0LEVEL
    Social care 

    Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers

    This course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.

  • Caring counts in the workplace
    0LEVEL
    Social care 

    Caring counts in the workplace

    This course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.

  • Caring for adults
    0LEVEL
    Social care 

    Caring for adults

    SPN course Caring for adults is a course for carers, paid or unpaid, which looks at aspects of caring for adults in a range of settings including residential care, community and family caring.

  • Introducing practical healthcare
    0LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Introducing practical healthcare

    SPN course Introducing practical healthcare is a short course which introduces the basic healthcare assistant role and healthcare practice. The course covers the healthcare assistant role, working with patients and colleagues, healthcare practice and duty of care.

  • Parkinson's: Bone Health - advance enrolment
    2LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Parkinson's: Bone Health - advance enrolment

    This course has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who provide clinical input for people with Parkinson’s in outpatient and inpatient settings. Its purpose is to enhance your understanding and recognition of bone health issues in Parkinson’s and to guide you in assessing and managing the increased fracture risks associated with the condition. It aims to improve your confidence in identifying factors which impact on falls risk, to teach you about the structure and metabolism of bone, to explain the reasons why bone may be more vulnerable to fracture in Parkinson’s and to outline the options for reducing fracture risk through medication and lifestyle.This course will be available from January 2018.  Please enrol on this course if you wish to be notified when it starts.  To enrol you will first need to create a free Open University account via the “Sign up / Sign in” button near the top right of the page then sign in and click on the “Enrol” button.

  • Parkinson's: managing palliative and end of life care - PILOT
    1LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Parkinson's: managing palliative and end of life care - PILOT

    This course has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who work as part of the specialist team during the palliative and end of life phases. It may also be useful for health and social care professionals who already have experience of working with people with Parkinson’s, but wish to enhance their knowledge of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s. The purpose of this course is to enhance your understanding of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s and to guide you through this journey alongside your client and their carers. It aims to improve the outcomes of this journey for all involved by encouraging early conversations about advance care planning, and the need to make decisions about treatments the client may or may not wish at the end of their life.

  • Parkinson's: managing palliative and end of life care - pre-enrolment
    1LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Parkinson's: managing palliative and end of life care - pre-enrolment

    This course has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who work as part of the specialist team during the palliative and end of life phases. It may also be useful for health and social care professionals who already have experience of working with people with Parkinson’s, but wish to enhance their knowledge of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s.

  • Reflecting on Transitions
    0LEVEL
    Social care 

    Reflecting on Transitions

    This course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer understanding of who you are, identify your personal qualities and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your personal experiences and whilst caring. It will also help you to look forward, to think about what you’d like to do now or in the future and to make plans that will help you get where you hope to be.

  • Reflection toolkit
    0LEVEL
    Social care 

    Reflection toolkit

    A tool to aid the process of reflection for learners from diverse backgrounds and in a range of contexts.

  • Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff
    1LEVEL
    Health, nursing and medicine 

    Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff

    Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff.  As a health or social care professional you may provide care for people with Parkinson's. It is likely that you will mostly come into contact with people with Parkinson's who are at the complex phase and this will be the focus on this course.

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