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Epilepsy Awareness

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to promote an understanding of Epilepsy and the different types of seizures associated with this condition. The course aims to raise awareness of epilepsy – what it is, the symptoms, the different types of seizure and the impact it can have on people’s everyday lives.
The learners will develop their understanding of the condition which will enable them to offer more effective support to the people in their care.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsy in Adults
NICE Guidelines: Epilepsies: Diagnosis and Management
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals Affected by Health Conditions

Course content

What is epilepsy
Causes of epilepsy
What are seizures?
Types of seizures
Seizure management (including First Aid)
Risk management
Person centred approaches

Learning outcomes

  • Define the term epilepsy
  • List the causes of epilepsy
  • Describe how epilepsy can be diagnosed
  • Describe what a seizure is
  • List documentation required
  • List triggers of seizures
  • List types of seizures
  • Describe seizure management (including First Aid)
  • List the medication that is used
  • Explain the principles of risk management
  • State what is meant by SUDEP
  • Describe the importance of a person centred approach when supporting an individual with epilepsy


3 hours

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