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Professional course

Complexities of Caring for Older People

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module.

About this course

Course code:
UZTRWM203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Natalie Godfrey

Page last updated 26 November 2018

Introduction

This module is open to registered Health and Social Care professionals who have professional registration (non-medical).

The module aims to provide registered practitioners working across all care settings with the knowledge and skills required to deliver best practice to older people regardless of their location. The module covers topics such as frailty, complex care, the relationship between co-morbidity, polypharmacy and ageing and the impact of this on the older person's health, principal theories and concepts that influence the management of frailty or complex care needs.

Careers / Further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

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

The Masters Level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

The module runs at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus and consists of eight days. On Day 1 and Day 8, attendance is not required, as this time is set aside for directed study/reading.

Each day starts at 09:00 and finishes at 16:00.  The level 3 and level M are co-taught across the whole module. Clinical practitioners are integral to the module team to provide current specialist clinical knowledge across the module.

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

You will complete a critical account which explores a specific incident or situation related to managing frailty or complex care needs in an older person.

Opportunities will be given throughout the module for you to discuss your situation or incident in groups and with the module team.

Features

Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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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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