Epilepsy Awareness

When introducing epilepsy, we must first recognise that there are around 40 different types of seizures. Statistics show that one in five people will have a seizure at some time in their life although only some of these will be caused by epilepsy. 

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and the nervous system and is covered by the Equality Act 2010. The condition can affect people for only a portion of their life or it can be lifelong. Because of the varied nature of the condition an awareness of epilepsy and the actions you can take if you are present during a seizure is incredibly useful for those who work in health and social care. 

What does the Epilepsy Awareness online course cover?

This course will give you an overview of epilepsy. It lists the methods of diagnosis, what a seizure is and how the brain can be affected. It will introduce some possible seizure triggers and describe what to do when someone has a seizure. It will also discuss some of the treatments offered to people with epilepsy and provide practical advice on what you can do if you witness someone having a seizure.

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E-Learning Course Modules

Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
1 What Is Epilepsy? Pass percentage required:70
2 Types Of Seizure Pass percentage required:70
3 What To Do Pass percentage required:70

Recommended system requirements Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
Video: Up to date video drivers
Memory: 1 Gb+ RAM
Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)