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Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability, Short Course

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Learn how to improve healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities with the Improving Health Assessments for People with an Intellectual Disability course of Trinity College Dublin designed for healthcare professionals.
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Learn how to support people with intellectual disability in health assessments

Detecting poor health and supporting people with an intellectual disability in managing their health can be challenging for healthcare professionals.

During this course, you will gain valuable knowledge that you can transfer into your daily practice on how to include people with an intellectual disability in health assessments.

You will expand your knowledge through information and techniques underpinned by the world-leading longitudinal study on ageing and intellectual disability, the IDS-TILDA study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

The course is structured into three weeks:

  • Week 1: Health and wellbeing challenges for people with an intellectual disability
  • Week 2: Best practices in communicating with people with an intellectual disability in health assessment
  • Week 3: Performing a health assessment for people with an intellectual disability

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • This course is for healthcare professionals, healthcare workers, and care supporters working with people with an intellectual disability. 
  • You do not need any prior experience as the course is designed to be usable by all levels of healthcare professionals.

Tuition Fee

  • For free: Access to this course for 5 weeks
  • For $69: Unlimited access to this course


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