Learning disabilities: part one

Contents

  • Welcome
  • Learning disabilities and pharmacy
  • Learning disabilities in context
  • Living with a learning disability
  • Carers and support workers
  • Supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Practice points
  • Action & Evaluation
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Welcome

This module is the first in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with a learning disability. It will consider the different definitions of learning disabilities, the range of implications that these can have on a person’s day-to-day life, and the key drivers for change in the way pharmacy professionals support people with a learning disability.

Around 1.2 million people in England have a learning disability – about two per cent of the population 

Objectives

After reading this module, you will:

  • Understand what a learning disability is and the potential causes
  • Be aware of the four categories of severity of learning disabilities and the implications that these can have on day-to-day life
  • Be able to describe key drivers for change in the way pharmacy professionals interact with people with a learning disability.

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning programme and learning campaign on Learning disabilities and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at: cppe.ac.uk.

Originally Published by Training Matters

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