Living with Long Term Conditions: Care and Management

Key facts

  • Module codeADPP009
  • Start date 1 Feb 2021
  • Application deadline18 Jan 2021
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQFSCQF 11 20
  • Fees Home: £667 Overseas: £1,732
  • Study mode Online, Part-time

Module overview

This CPD module is from our MSc Advancing Practice course.

This module provides you with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing those affected by long terms condition(s), helping them to cope with its impact and be more active participants in their own care. Engagement in this module will advance your perception and understanding of person-centred approaches to improving health and social care services for people with multiple conditions globally, as identified in national and international policy.

The key principles of shared decision making, co-production, partnership working and Skills for Health/Skills for Care underpin the module, as does the need for practitioners to collaborate with voluntary and community groups to continuously improve the information, support, care and treatment of people living with long term conditions.

The module can be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Advancing Practice.

Current professional registration as a Nurse, Allied Health Professional or Social Care Professional is required for entry to this MSc. Applicants are usually also required to have a degree qualification. 

A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.

Completion of the module provides opportunity to attain the following Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical knowledge of the national and international policy context of living well with a long term condition and multi-morbidity.
  • Critically review the physical, psychological, behavioural and socio-economic impact of living with a long term condition and the management of that condition(s).
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of approaches that improve support for people with severe and complex needs helping improve their health and well-being and tailoring local services and interventions to meet the personal outcomes of the individual.
  • Critically reflect on professional roles, responsibilities and collaborations and how co-production might impact upon people’s self-management experiences and their support needs.
  • Critically discuss the factors that promote and hinder joint working and integrated care delivery from the perspective of health and social care professionals, 3rd sector providers, people in receipt of care and their unpaid carers.

The content and learning outcomes of the module will enable you to develop an awareness of the factors that underpin partnerships in care for managing long term conditions, including the physical and psychological consequences of the condition and impact of its treatment; ways of supporting health behaviour change and self management tasks and activities; approaches to assessment and planning as part of service redesign; critical evaluation and reflection of personal performance and collaborations in the support and care of people living with long term conditions.

The module will be taught online.

Nicola Cunningham

All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advancing Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.

This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Advancing Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.

All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.

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