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Stand Alone Module
Enhancing Patient Centred Care of Older People
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- Seven days on alternate weeks over one semester - starting Tuesday 25 September
- Uxbridge Campus
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This 15 credit module will be useful to all nurses responsible for the Care of Older People with in a variety of settings. It will also be beneficial to qualified nurses who do not work within dedicated ‘care of the elderly’ wards, but wish to enhance their understanding of the needs of elderly people and develop their care skills.
This module represents a short course for health care practitioners to study the care of the older person. Covering a range of topics that bear directly on the nursing care, the module addresses the recent National Service Framework for Older People and gives you the opportunity to explore its implications within your own clinical work. Aspects covered include rooting out age discrimination, developing real person-centred care, risk management in relation to falls, the care of patients who suffer a stroke and the mental health needs of individuals. The module also includes the promotion of health and active life in old age.
- Philosophies, structures and values that determine the status of older people in UK society and their access to health and social care at times of need.
- Trends in demographic and epidemiological data are examined to determine the present and future focus for care.
- Critically examine the experiential, theoretical and practice perspectives of individual ageing and person-centred nursing practice.
- Issues that influence the lives of older people in general, whilst at the same time recognising the importance of individual experience and perception.
- Commonalties and diversities in the ways in which older people live their lives.
- Frameworks that explicate the three major role functions of nurses specialising in working with older people – maintenance of health status, maximising life potential and prevention and relief of distress, together with interdisciplinary and interagency working.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- To be able to evaluate critically implications of current developments in research in gerontological sciences for person-centred practice for an identified group of patients.
- To critically review local and national priorities in development the quality of care for older people.
- To be able to identify and support care development priorities within the interdisciplinary care of older people within their area of practice.
- To critically examine the ethical and legal aspects of multidisciplinary decision making within the care management of older people within their area of care.
The 15 credits gained from this module can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice. In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the CATs Committee will apply.
Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)
This module will address elements of the following KSF’s dimensions:
Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & well being (1 – 8
Teaching and learning
You are expected to undertake work-based learning activities throughout the course. These activities are planned using a learning contract. Lectures/seminars, student discussions on areas of common interest, problem solving group work focusing on analysis of care management related to students’ own clinical practice.
You must be a Registered 1st or 2nd Level Nurse, with a minimum of six months’ post registration experience.
- For Level 5 study, you’ll need 120 credits at Level 4 or equivalent.
- For Level 6 study, 120 credits at Level 5 or the equivalent are required.
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email email@example.com
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Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.