Understand the barriers and enablers.

This XSeries Program has been designed to influence, empower and educate a wider population to improve the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability.

Worldwide, 60+ million people with intellectual disability experience poor health, die prematurely and receive inadequate healthcare. You will gain an understanding of the barriers and enablers for people with intellectual disability, their families, and their healthcare providers.

In our courses, you will learn about best practice in the field of intellectual disability healthcare and gain knowledge to improve health outcomes for this disadvantaged group.

What You'll Learn:

  • What is the experience of people with intellectual disability around the world, what barriers do they face, and how do they overcome these?
  • What are their healthcare needs and how can good health be promoted?
  • What health conditions do they commonly experience and how can these be assessed and managed?
  • What influence do other factors such as ageing and epilepsy have on their health?
  • What mental health issues do they have and how can these be recognised and managed?
  • What are some of the ethical and legal issues that are of particular relevance to them?


Created by world-renowned experts and top universities, XSeries programs provide a deep understanding of exciting and in-demand fields. Earn a certificate of achievement to demonstrate your knowledge.

More Information

  • Average Length: 4-5 weeks per course
  • Effort: 1-2 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Social Sciences, Medicine, Communication
  • Institution: The University of Queensland
  • Languages: English, English
  • Video Transcripts: English, English
  • Price (USD): Originally $147 USD, now $132.30 USD for the entire program. You save $14.70 USD.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 30, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Sep 2020
12 - 15 weeks
147 USD
Originally $147 USD, now $132.30 USD for the entire program. You save $14.70 USD.
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