This online course uses arts to to explore and deepen your understanding of autism, as well as providing practical exercises to take back to your workplace.
Over the four week duration of the course, we will be using fiction to explore the worldview of characters with autism, as well as trying out some writing exercises for ourselves. We will also use narrative theory to analyse the books and the ways in which these stories are told every day in healthcare settings and in literature alike.
For those who work clinically, the course begins with an overview of current practice in autism including diagnosis, management and the wider challenges faced by those in the neuroatypical community.
This course is delivered online through a combination of video lectures, reading, writing and discussion. You will find worksheets for the practical exercises, allowing these activities to be recorded for your learning log, and will receive a certificate on completion.
This course includes:
- 10 hours of CPD-certified learning spread over 4 weeks
- All required reading materials
- Platforms for discussion with tutors and peers
- Weekly creative and critical exercises
- 2 reflective tasks which can form the basis of clinical quality improvement activities
- Downloadable worksheets for your portfolio
- Certificate of completion
- 7 day money back guarantee
Lucy is a General Practitioner and narrative medicine tutor.
She holds an MA in creative writing and was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for her work at Manchester University.
Start2.1: Start here (1:13)
Start2.2: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Start2.3: Beginnings, plot and narrative theory (9:49)
Start2.4: Clues about autism - a clinical task
Start2.5: Answers and discussion
Start2.6: Christopher's experience - close reading and reflection (4:37)
Start2.7: Creative task
Start2.8: Answers and discussion