Professional course Complexities of Caring for Older People

Entry year
2021/22
Course code
UZTRWM203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Glenside
Programme leader
Natalie Godfrey

20 credit level 3 (UZTRWM-20-3) or Masters level module (UZTRWN-20-M).

Page last updated 12 October 2020

Introduction

On successful completion of this 20 credit module, you will achieve the following learning outcomes:

For the 20 credit level 3 module (UZTRWM-20)

  1. Analyse literature, research and policy related to the complex care of older adults
  2. Identify areas for service improvement and innovation within their practice and formulate recommendations regarding improvement in care and services
  3. Analyse the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice in managing complex care needs in older people
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention in older people and its application to their practice
  5. Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice in the care of older people.

For the 20 credit Masters level module (UZTRWN-20-M)

  1. Demonstrate in-depth and advanced knowledge and analysis of the literature, research and policy related to the complex care of older adults
  2. Synthesise a wide range of evidence in order to initiate and lead service improvement, reaching judgements which extend beyond taught concepts
  3. Critically evaluate the opportunities for and challenges to integrated practice in managing complex care needs in older people
  4. Evidence comprehensive knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention in older people and evaluate their application to practice.
  5. Critically appraise ethical and legal issues relating to their professional practice in the care of older people.

Careers / Further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

For further information on these programmes, please view this short YouTube video.

 

Structure

Content

The module duration consists of seven days, one of which (day 7) is a non-attendance day for directed study (please see the course timetable). You will need to be enrolled on the module prior to day one to access the learning and directed study material on our virtual learning environment (Blackboard).

Over the duration of the module, the following topics will be explored:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Psychosocial theories of ageing
  • Biological perspective of ageing
  • Atypical presentation of illness
  • Multimorbidities and complex care
  • Prevention and management of falls
  • Frailty
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Prescribing issues in older people
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Dementia, delirium and depression meeting needs and managing distress
  • Interagency collaboration and integrated teams
  • Social care for older people with long term conditions
  • Health promotion and behavioural change
  • End of Life care in older people.

Learning and Teaching

This 20 credit module utilises multiple learning methods.

Scheduled learning includes lectures and seminars.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation.

TEL: The module will be supported by a Blackboard module site where a range of course materials will be available. Students will be expected to access reading materials through the Blackboard site, and engage with additional activities such as accessing video and weblinks.

Study time

36 contact hours over six days.

Assessment

For the level 3 and Masters level module, you will be required to complete a 3,000 word written assignment that will enable you to critically consider relevant literature, research and policy to identify a service improvement related to your field/context of practice in the care of older people. This assessment will enable you to achieve the learning outcomes of the module irrespective of your professional role

Features

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

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

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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