Talking about Bodily functions and feelings

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Talking about bodily functions and feelings is a vital part of care work. This course lists expressions in standard English and in everyday English about:

  • Tiredness and sleep
  • Urination and defecation
  • Constipation, wind and gas
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling unwell, unhappy, upset
  • Feeling well

Our course is set to run at your own pace. You will be studying on your own, when it is convenient for you, using the learning materials in this course. The learning content is organised into lessons and consists of a combination of the following:

  • text to read. Superscript numbers refer to references available
  • Downloadable resources
  • links to websites and downloadable information sheets/booklets that will help you to learn more about the topic being studied. These items are underlined and in italics throughout the course content.
  • videos.
  • quizzes.

You will find Key Points throughout the content. These are used to help you to consolidate essential facts and practice observations.

There are also Think and reflect boxes where you may be asked to make notes or answer any questions asked. You will not be assessed on what you enter. This is simply to aid your learning and improve your practice. We recommend that you keep a notepad and pen by your side as you work through the course and write your reflections and answers there.

You will also be required to take an assessed quiz after completing each learning unit.

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