Course Profile

Course Profile: Arthritis Awareness (Half Day)

This course covers basic medical information about Arthritis and its causes. The course will help learners understand many of the difficulties experienced by people with the condition and a range of ways to promote and maintain a quality of life for the person. Physical, social and psychological support are addressed, including pain management.
The course is informed by information from The Disabled Living Foundation, Age UK, Arthritis Care UK the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers.
This course supports the Social Care Commitment and is set in the context of The Care Act 2014 (promoting health and wellbeing).

The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF: HWB4.2, 5.2
Care Certificate: 5, 7, 8
QCF: HSC026, 2003, 2004, 2005, PD OP2
The course is designed for health and social care workers in a variety of settings.
The course will help organisations to deliver the CQC fundamental standards.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • The causes, symptoms and stages of Arthritis
  • The various forms of Arthritis
  • How joints work and what happens to joints with Arthritis
  • The range of diseases and conditions that can affect the joints
  • The process and importance of assessment in diagnosis
  • Identifying clear support outcomes
  • The medication that is used to treat Arthritis and their effects
  • The emotional and psychological impact the condition has on people
  • How people can be emotionally supported and resources to help
  • The longer term complication
  • Strategies to respond to individuals changing needs including assistive technology, aids and adaptations, exercise and complimentary therapies
  • What is meant by Person Centred care
  • How Personalisation and individual budgets may be used to provide more holistic support
Training methods utilised include: Tutor Presentations, Role-play, ‘Chalk & Talk, Word shower, Feedback, Discussion, PowerPoint, Group work, Handouts, DVD