Multi-morbidity means the presence of two or more co-occurring diseases. People are living for longer with multiple conditions which presents complex challenges for global health care needs. With a focus on the interface between social impacts of ageing, biological ageing and the impact of the environment, this module provides students with the knowledge to develop a critical understanding of approaches to multi-morbidity, and to understand the impact at individual and societal levels.
The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing.
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant relevant work/life experience are encouraged to contact the Course Director to discuss further before making an application.
Experience of supporting older people in a health, social care, social work or third sector/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is recommended.
Please note: this course is entirely online. Students from overseas opting to study online do not need to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
For more information go to English language requirements.
If you don’t meet the required score and are UK based, you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses.
A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University to support students who are self-funding.
On completion of the module, students are expected to:
The module is delivered entirely online. We anticipate that some students may be working in posts that require on-call or shift working (day/nights), or may be in different time zones. To enhance the student experience and maximise online participation, this module will be delivered flexibly. Online teaching sessions, pre-recorded material, interaction on social media and asynchronous discussion boards will complement real time module engagement.
Assessment: 4000 word essay.
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills that they can utilise within their professional practice and workplace, including health, social care and third sectors/NGO. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of health and social care needs of older people and solutions to enhance care. They will also have the opportunity to gain a range of transferable skills relevant to their professional careers.