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Prader-Willi Syndrome

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to support learners gain an understanding of Prader-Willi Syndrome and how to support individuals to live a full and active life.
Prader-Willi syndrome, also known as PWS, is a complex genetic disorder characterised by hypotonia and developmental delay as an infant, obesity, learning disability and behaviour difficulties (especially food related) in adolescence and adulthood.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, fact or fiction activity and action planning.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Guidance from Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to the Support of Individuals with Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities

Course content

What is Prader-Willi syndrome?
Facts and figures
Diagnostic criteria
How the syndrome is presented
Supporting an individual with Prader-Willi

Learning outcomes

Describe Prader-Willi syndrome
State prevalence rates
State two areas of diagnostic criteria used
State the two stages of presentation
Identify areas where support is required for an individual with Prader-Willi
List ways to support an individual to live a full and active life


3 hours

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