20 credits at level HE6
Providing students with a profile of the processes of ageing (highlighting information relevant to clinical practice);
Examining the pathological conditions commonly presented in the older person (and the social contexts within which they arise);
Examining the psychological aspects of ageing and commonly encountered mental health problems of the older person;
Analysing the organisation and implementation of health care for the elderly within a variety of health care settings.
The module presents the opportunity for students to make reference to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004), enabling students to identify reflect and gather evidence of their progression through the dimensions and levels outlined in the document.
Theories of ageing, ageism; population statistics and trends.
Commonly encountered physical conditions; The modernisation agenda; The National Service Framework for Older People; The Essence of Care document; Single Process Assessment.
Psychological aspects of ageing; Dementia; Depression in Older People.
Elder Abuse; Bereavement; Transition
Formal teaching inputs; individual tutorials; problem based learning and small group presentations.
Of the 200 notional hours devoted to this, 37.5 will be classroom based, 42.5 will be a consolidation of this and 120 will be assignment based work.
The assessment will take the form of a 5000 word essay.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Evaluate theories of ageing and interpret population trends in relation to predictions for health care for older people, both in the community and in practice settings, in future years.||Display a capacity to define issues and justify solutions and display some level of original and creative thinking|
|2.||Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the impact of the modernisation agenda (i.e. government policy) on health care of the older person in practice settings||Engage in critical evaluation in a transparent way, i.e. through classroom discussion and assignment work|
|3.||.Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, psychological and social aspects associated with ageing and apply theory to practice in relation to problems which may arise.||Display effective working with coherent models in relation to caring for the ageing patient.|
|4.||Compare and contrast the presentation of common physical and mental health problems encountered in older people and evaluate notions of ageing and multiple pathology.||Display clarifications that discriminate among key features of common physical and mental health problems encountered in older people.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 5000 word essay.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Adams T. & Manthorpe J. (2003) Dementia Care, Hodder Arnold:London
British Medical Association (2009) Ethics of caring for older people (2nd Ed) Wiley Blackwell Oxford
Bond J., Coleman P. & Peace S.M.(Eds.) (1993) Ageing in Society. Open university and Sage Publications: London
Department of Health (2001) The National Service Framework for Older People. DoH: London
Department of Health (2003) Essence of Care: Patient focused benchmarking for Health Care Practitioners. DoH: London
Glasby J., Campling J., Littlechild R. (2004) The health and social care divide: the experiences of older people Policy Press Bristol
Hockley J, M., Clarke D. (2002) (Eds.) Palliative care for older people in care homes Open University Press Buckingham
Mandlestam M. (2009) Safeguarding vulnerable adults and the law Kingsley London
Pickering S and Thompson J (1998) Promoting Positive Practice in Nursing Older People, Bailliere Tindall.
Redfern S and Ross F (eds) (1998) Nursing Older People, Churchill Livingstone.
Stuart-Hamilton, I (2004) The psychology of ageing: An introduction. Jessica Kingsley London
Taylor S. & Field D. (Eds.) (2007) Sociology of Health and Health Care (4th Ed) Blackwell: Oxford.
Scrutton S. (1995) Bereavement and Grief:Supporting older people through loss. Edward Arnold:London.
Wade S. (2004) Intermediate care for older people Wiley Blackwell London
Wolfe C, & McKevitt C. & Rudd A. (Eds.) (2002) Stroke services: policy and practice across Europe. Radcliffe:Oxford
Journals: Nursing Older People; The Gerontologist; Journal of adult protection
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