Course DFS1908 - Care of the Older Person (QQI Level 5)
Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €265.00
Night Tuesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm


The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to meetthe full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings.

This is an elective module for Healthcare Support Level 5.

Class starts Tuesday 15th January 2019. 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Learning Outcomes 

Learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of a care worker.
  2. Examine the role of a care worker within the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to plan and provide enhanced quality care.
  4. Apply knowledge gained to plan and meet the needs of the individual client.
  5. Explore the need for personal planning and growth.
  6. Plan strategies to improve own personal development.
  7. Reflect on personal effectiveness as a care worker to include own strengths and weaknesses.
  8. Reflect on relationships with clients, relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in care work. 

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