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Epilepsy Awareness

Epilepsy Awareness


A Course developed to provide basic awareness on the subject of Epilepsy, aimed at carers and support workers within the Health and Social Sector.

Aims & Objectives:

Aims & Objectives:

This awareness course is designed to provide the learner with the essential knowledge and skills required to offer the best professional approach to caring for people who have epilepsy. Learners will:

  • Gain an understanding of the different types of epilepsy, symptoms and current treatments available
  • Develop an awareness of the different treatment available
  • Develop a clear vision about their role and responsibilities in caring and supporting for adults with epilepsy

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define clearly what epilepsy is and list its main causes
  • Explain the importance and benefits of tracking the progression of epilepsy
  • Define the diagnosis methods
  • Define the importance of awareness

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the different types of epilepsy
  • Clear awareness of the different signs and symptoms that are associated with epilepsy and its effect on individuals.
  • Understand the challenges that someone living with epilepsy might present.
  • Awareness of the person-centred approach to caring for people living with epilepsy.
  • Understanding of some of the therapeutic approaches that are used to encourage effective engagement with people living with epilepsy
  • Basic life support and seizure first aid

Course Outline:

Course overview:

The course looks at many different aspects of Epilepsy from its definition right through to supporting those involved in working with people living with epilepsy. It addresses the different types of epilepsy, the various symptoms that are presented, drugs that are used to treat people with epilepsy, and how to provide person-centred care for people living with epilepsy.

Course content:

  • Epilepsy overview: myths and facts
  • Types and forms of epilepsy
  • Sign, symptoms and effects of epilepsy
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Achieving person-centred epilepsy care
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Dealing with depression and anxiety etc

This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through subgroup and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading

Intended For:

The course is an invaluable 'first step' for all who work in epilepsy care or those who want to have a general understanding of epilepsy and its effects

It is also an excellent 'update' course