Epilepsy is a brain disorder, marked by a tendency to have recurrent seizures (also referred to as ‘fits’ or ‘convulsions’). There are over 40 different types of seizure. Epilepsy can affect anyone, at any age and from any walk of life, although it’s most common in young children and older adults.
The purpose of this module is to improve the learner’s understanding of epilepsy, including causes and triggers, types of seizure and methods of treatment. We look at the signs and symptoms of the condition and learn why misdiagnosis can be common.
Learning Outcomes for this module include:
Learners will have an improved understanding of the nature and core characteristics of epilepsy
Be able to recognise when a seizure is taking place, the different types of epilepsy seizure, the signs and symptoms of epilepsy
how common misdiagnosis can be the most common treatments for epilepsy and assessing and minimising risks.
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