two student nurses inspecting a dummy patient.

Professional course

Advancing Practice in Long Term Conditions

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWSVQ203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside and Gloucester
Course director:
Anna Neary

Page last updated 9 January 2017

Introduction

Advancing Practice in Long Term Conditions, level 3 (UZWSVQ-20-3) or Master's level (UZWSVR-20-M) module will help you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to the anatomy, physiology and clinical reasoning that supports recognition of long term conditions.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Use clinical reasoning to enhance critical analysis of diagnostic findings for long term conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and clinical reasoning underpinning physical assessment of long term conditions.
  • Exercise clinical judgement by formulating an action plan based on the findings of the clinical examination.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the evidence based of case management and treatment of long term conditions.
  • Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, service users, carers and families; and demonstrate leadership to ensure high quality, effective care and treatment for patients with long-term conditions.
  • Identify, discuss and evaluate policy and professional issues related to the complex management of long-term conditions.

 

 

Entry requirements

Registered Practitioner.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies  
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Professional Development
  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development

Structure

Content

Skills

  • History Taking
  • Systematic physical examination
  • Clinical Reasoning from the history taking and clinical examination to come up with differential diagnosis
  • Introduction to common diagnostic testing

Long Term Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health

Context of Long Term Conditions

  • Shared decision making with service users, carers and their families
  • Integrated Care pathways
  • National and local policy drivers
  • Legal/ethical principles
  • Clinical governance
  • Evidence based practice
  • Public Health

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include;

  • E-learning including Blackboard,
  • Lectures,
  • Practical sessions,
  • Seminars,
  • Experts from practice,
  • Analysis of case studies.

Formative OSCEs undertaken throughout the module will contribute to use as part of your learning strategy for physical assessment.

Study time

48 hours.

These contact hours will take the form of; lectures, group activities, case study presentations and practical practice sessions.

Assessment

You are required to independently conduct an advanced assessment of a patient with a long-term condition. This will take the form of a staged approach over the length of the module.

You will then be required to provide a 1000 word supporting paper about an element of this assessment.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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