Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy (FutureLearn)

Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy (FutureLearn)
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This course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals working in the public or private sector.
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Working with Patients with Limited Health Literacy (FutureLearn)
Discover how including health literacy in your professional practice can be used to reduce health inequalities. Discover how health literacy can boost health outcomes. Studies suggest that if health professionals include elements of health literacy in their day-to-day-practice, the benefits to health promotion, prevention, treatment and care are significant.

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On this course, you’ll be introduced to the concept of health literacy. You’ll consider the consequences of limited health literacy, why it happens, and where it happens as you examine Europe-wide patterns.

You’ll also identify ways in which health professionals can help those with limited health literacy, and learn strategies for addressing unmet health literacy needs.


What topics will you cover?

- Concepts and components of health literacy

- Consequences of limited health literacy

- Recognising patients with limited health literacy

- Mitigating health literacy problems

- Adapting to patients with limited health literacy


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Describe what health literacy is

-Identify the health consequences of limited health literacy

- Identify ways in which the Healthcare Professional can contribute to mitigating the effects of limited health literacy

- Demonstrate how to address peoples’ unmet health literacy needs


Who is the course for?

This course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals working in the public or private sector. The course is relevant for a wide range of professionals who come into contact with patients on a regular basis, including health literacy professionals, doctors, and nurses, as well as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and podiatrists.



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49.00 EUR
This course is designed for current and future healthcare professionals working in the public or private sector.

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