Living with Long Term Conditions: Care and Management

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.

Study method: Mixture of online and classroom delivery, Part-time

Bill Culbard with Ann Muir
  • Module code ADPP009
  • Start date TBC
  • Application deadline 12 November
  • Duration 15 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 11 20
  • Fees £512
  • Overseas Fees £1,516
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Entrance Requirements

Students may apply who have completed previous degree or Masters studies.

This module will be of interest to nurses, allied health professionals, social workers or managers working in primary and secondary care or the voluntary sector.

Those who may have responsibility for setting up or running a service or who have a case load of patients with long term conditions, inclusive of those with chronic disease and multiple morbidity, will benefit from this in-depth module

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 577/233/90)


Information on module cost can be obtained at

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 aninterventions 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.

Structure and Content

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.

Delivery and Assessment

The module uses a blended approach to teaching and learning: web-based resources and two on-campus study days.

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Ms Janette Barrie and Dr Julie Cowie


Application deadline Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:00:41 GMT

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.


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.

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