Epilepsy Awareness Course

This Epilepsy Awareness Course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness of the health condition, epilepsy.

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Course Description

This Epilepsy Awareness Course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness of the health condition, epilepsy.

The course begins by exploring the meaning of the term epilepsy, including defining the term, the prevalence rates and the causes of epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Awareness Course then explains the different types of seizures an individual may experience, including generalised, simple and complex focal seizures, absences and tonic seizures, atonic and myoclonic seizures.

In Stage Three, you will learn how seizures can be triggered and the common risk factors associated with epilepsy.

In the final stage, the course describes the different treatment options for epilepsy. This includes medication and other treatment options, how to apply first aid for an individual experiencing an epileptic seizure, the role of other professionals and the importance of an epilepsy care or support plan.

Study Epilepsy Awareness Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Epilepsy Awareness Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Define the meaning of epilepsy.
  • Outline the causes of epilepsy.
  • Recall treatment options for epilepsy.
  • Recall the different types of seizures.
  • Know common seizure triggers.
  • Identify risks associated with epilepsy.
  • Provide First Aid for an individual experiencing a seizure.
  • Understand what to consider when supporting an individual with epilepsy including liaison with other professionals and an epilepsy care plan

Course Syllabus

  • What is epilepsy?
  • Prevalence rates
  • Difficulties in diagnosis
  • Role of the neurologist
  • Link with learning disabilities
  • The causes of epilepsy
  • Idiopathic and symptomatic epilepsy
  • Seizure thresholds
  • Age of diagnosis
  • Seizures in different parts of the brain
  • Generalised and focal seizures
  • Simple and complex focal seizures
  • Absences
  • Tonic, clonic, atonic and myoclonic seizures
  • Auras
  • Todd’s Paresis
  • Status epilepticus
  • Triggers
  • Risk Factors
  • Seizure diaries
  • Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Treatment options
  • First aid
  • The role of professionals
  • Care/support planning

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