In this post we share courses that can help you learn more about life-changing conditions and diagnoses.
When you or someone you know is diagnosed with a serious condition it can completely overturn everyday life. There are a few things that might help you navigate this ‘new normal’: finding out more about the diagnosis, learning practical ways to cope, or discovering more about the healthcare professionals that might help with treatment.
But sometimes doing these things can be lonely, involving lots of trawling the internet trying to make sense of confusing and often frightening information. That’s where FutureLearn courses can help – you can find and chat to people going through the same experience.
Here are a few courses our learners have found useful in the past when it comes to life-changing health conditions:
Living with dementia
Have a look at four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them | Join The Many Faces of Dementia
Learn how to support and care for those living with dementia |
Join Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well
Living with cancer
Learn how to talk about cancer and its prevention, focusing on facts and myths | Join Talking About Cancer
Living with disabilities
Understand more about disability and the working world | Join Working with Disability
Learn about the history of disability and what we can do to make a good life possible for everyone | Join Thinking Through Disability
Discover how technology can help children with autism and learning disabilities | Join SMART-ASD: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources
Living with long-term conditions
Learn how healthcare professionals work in partnership with patients | Join Supporting People Living with Long-term Conditions
Want to learn more about health and wellbeing on FutureLearn? Check out our full range of Health & Psychology courses.