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Diploma in Caregiving - Revised 2018

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Learn the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective carer.

  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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The Diploma in Caregiving course covers a broad range of topics that will help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care to clients or family members that you are your care. The course begins by introducing you to the roles and responsibilities of working as a carer, and in a care service team. You will study legal and ethical issues involved in caregiving and the importance of communicating well with clients, most of whom are older people and people with disabilities. The course also teaches you about verbal and non-verbal communication strategies, and you will learn how to manage your stress and time more effectively. Next, the course teaches you about body mechanics, good posture and lifting loads safely. You will learn how to observe people for signs and symptoms of illness (mental and physical) and when to seek further medical assistance. You will learn the importance of reporting and documenting data as well as being culturally sensitive in areas such as gender, diet and religion. The course then focuses on providing care to clients who have been diagnosed with dementia. You will study, in detail, the health effects of ageing - effects on the brain and central nervous system; decreased sensitivity; learning dysfunction; insomnia. You will study the heart, lungs and circulatory system and health conditions such as angina and cardiovascular disease. Finally, you will learn about the process of dying - the physical stages of death; what to expect; how people grieve; common emotional responses and dealing with people close to the dying person. This diploma course will be of great interest to all professionals working in the caregiving profession, who wish to ensure that that their skills are kept to the highest standard possible. The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is interested in a career in the caregiving profession.

After completing this course you will be able to:

- Discuss the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a care worker.
- Define the various legal issues that a carer must consider when working with a client.
- Describe how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of a range of medical conditions.
- Discuss the correct actions to be taken in the event of a range of medical emergencies.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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