Professional/short course Advancing Practice in Long Term Conditions

Entry year
2022/23
Course code
UZWSVQ203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Campus
Glenside and Gloucester
Delivery
Face-to-face and online
Course Director
Alice Nightingale

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module

Page last updated 26 May 2022

Introduction

Advancing Practice in Long Term Conditions, level 3 (UZWSVQ-20-3) or Masters level (UZWSVR-20-M) module, will introduce you to the concept and definitions of long-term conditions.

Long term conditions are more prevalent in older people and in more deprived groups. Treatment and care for people with a long-term condition are complex and multi-faceted, many people live with more than one long term condition increasing, this is expected to rise. There is a rising demand for prevention and management of multi-morbidity rather than a single disease process.

This course 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:

  • evaluate the evidence of case management to formulate an action plan for the treatment of long-term conditions.
  • work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and illustrate 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

You must be a registered practitioner.

Careers / Further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Structure

Content

In this module, you will examine some of the key areas that a long-term condition can affect a person's life. It will take a holistic approach to assessment and introduce you to different ways of managing an individual's care. This will include health and social care, and examine the importance of self-management. You will also look at key policy drivers to inform your practice and learning.

The syllabus covers:

Long term conditions

  • Effective communication styles
  • Defining a long term condition
  • Multiple co-morbidities

Ageing well

  • Respiratory disease
  • Cardio-vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Living with a learning disability
  • Living cancer and beyond
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Renal disease

Context of long term conditions

  • Shared decision making with service users, carers and 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 expert speakers from practice, flipped classroom strategies, case study review, online interactive teaching, and lecture-style classroom teaching.

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 holistic assessment of a patient with a long term condition, within their practice setting. The learner will present this assessment with an evidenced based critical analysis commentary. This will take the form of a 3,000-word assignment which could be a case study, options appraisal or business case designed to improve care/services for people with a long term condition. This will enable you to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes set out within the module outline i.e. judgement and care planning, collaborative working and policy drivers. You will be able to apply this to your area of practice, giving the flexibility to all types of learners.

Formative assessment

Throughout all the taught sessions, you will contribute to case studies for critical discussion. This enables you to prepare for the summative assessment.

Features

Study facilities

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

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.

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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