Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30194: Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Health Care Settings
Mode of Study:Trimester 1/September
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679559
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

This new, exciting and innovative module has been designed to meet the needs of those professionals wishing to extend their knowledge and understanding of working with adults who have intellectual disabilities who access mainstream health care services. The module will explore how working in partnership with the person, their family, formal carers and other professionals can enhance health care services for people with intellectual disabilities.

This module is suitable for any clinician working in adult based environments in which people with intellectual disability access health services.


To develop the knowledge, skills and values of practitioners when providing healthcare services to people with intellectual disabilities by promoting confidence and awareness of intellectual disability.

Candidates must hold a professional registration; have evidence of level ll studies and work in a health care environment which is accessed by people who have intellectual disabilities.

During the module the course participant will adopt an analytical approach to the development and delivery of care by enhancing their skills and knowledge of intellectual disability by: exploring the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities; developing effective communication styles and other resources; exploring the legal and ethical issues faced when delivering care; making reasonable adjustments to existing care systems, and by working in partnership with family and other formal carers.

A range of activities will enable flexible learning with the module being delivered predominantly through the online Keele Learning Environment (KLE). One of the advantages of studying online is that you can manage your studies to fit with your other life commitments and, to this end, you will require access to a computer and a broadband internet connection. You will benefit from the support of a dedicated online tutor and will complete a number of online learning activities, both as an individual and collaboratively with fellow online course participants. You will also attend four workshops throughout the module.

  • Development of a Clinical Based Resource Pack
  • Presentation

Teaching: 4 Study Days & e-Learning Activities

Course Duration: 15 Weeks