Assistive Technology in Health and Social care

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In our Assistive Technology in Health and Social Care course, you will gain a detailed insight into what is meant by assistive technology, cover the types of technologies that are available and look at ways they can be used and implemented. The course will also cover the benefits and drawbacks of using assistive technology in health and social care.

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On completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of assistive technology in the work place, what is meant by assistive technology products and how these differ from medical devices. We will cover digital technologies and how these support services in health and social care.

We will cover the three main areas where AT can support health and social care and cover AT for communication, learning difficulties and mobility challenges as well as exploring how AT can support older people and other conditions.

You will learn about the many different types of AT and the assessment process for general needs and complex disabilities as well as looking at case studies.

We will cover the benefits of AT for users, family and care givers. You will learn how good communication and access to information and digital technology helps meet clients needs.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to assistive technology – In the first unit we will cover the background of assistive technology in health and social care. We will cover assistive technology and assistive product definitions. You will learn about digital technologies and some of the benefits and drawbacks of using technology enabled care in the provision of health and social care.
  • Unit 2 – The types of assistive technology in health and social care  – In this unit we will explore the three main areas where AT can support health and social care. We will explore AT for communication, learning difficulties, mobility, older people, autism, and various other conditions . You will learn how AT helps users manage their condition and how devices and apps support care givers.
  • Unit 3 – How to implement and use assistive technology in health and social care – In the third unit we will cover the WHO-GATE 5P framework and its importance in the provision of AT. We will explore the three components of AT, devices, services and outcomes. You will learn about the different types of AT and assessments for AT. We will also cover ethical considerations.
  • Unit 4 – The benefits of assistive technology in health and social care – In the final unit we focus on the importance of and benefits of communication in health and social care. You will learn how AT can promote better communication and help people beyond their health and social care needs. We will cover the benefits of remote consultations to provide enhanced care and overcoming barriers to AT and digital technologies.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Assistive Technology in Health and Social care course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Assistive Technology in Health and Social care course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Assistive Technology in Health and Social care course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Assistive Technology in Health and Social care
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