Learning Disabilities Awareness
Welcome to "Learning Disabilities Awareness" – a comprehensive online CPD course designed specifically for UK dental professionals.
As mandated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), this course aims to equip dental practitioners with the essential knowledge and skills to provide inclusive, high-quality care to patients with learning disabilities.
By enhancing your understanding of diverse needs and promoting effective communication strategies, this course will empower you to create a more accessible and empathetic dental practice, fostering positive experiences and outcomes for all patients.
The Learning Disabilities Awareness online learning course has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.
Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
|What development needs have I?||How will I address them?||Target completion date||Outcomes||Date
|To meet the CQC requirements regarding Learning Disabilities Awareness in Dentistry
(GDC outcomes: A B D)
|Take the Dentaljuce Learning Disabilities Awareness course||
|What development needs have I?||To meet the CQC requirements regarding Learning Disabilities Awareness in Dentistry
(GDC outcome A B D)
|How will I address them?||Take the Dentaljuce Learning Disabilities Awareness course|
|Target completion date|
Module Aims and Outcomes
To enhance dental professionals' understanding of learning disabilities and their implications on oral health, while providing practical strategies for delivering inclusive, high-quality dental care to patients with learning disabilities.
- To develop a comprehensive understanding of learning disabilities, their signs and symptoms, and how they may impact patients' oral health.
- To explore the barriers that patients with learning disabilities face in accessing dental care and develop tailored strategies to overcome these challenges.
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will:
- Gain knowledge of the potential effects of learning disabilities on patients' oral health.
- Understand the importance of reasonable adjustments in dental practice to accommodate the unique needs of patients with learning disabilities.
- Identify the structural and individual barriers that hinder access to dental care for patients with learning disabilities.
- Recognize the role of staff attitudes, skills, and cultural awareness in providing high-quality dental care to patients with learning disabilities.
- Develop a range of care and treatment strategies to improve oral health and reduce anxiety for patients with learning disabilities, including fissure sealing, orthodontics, and tailored communication techniques.
- through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.
GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): A B D.