20 credits at level HE5
The incidence of people living with a long term condition is growing rapidly and coincident with this the demands on health & social care services are increasing. Research evidence demonstrates that many of the individuals living with a long term condition will experience fewer complications and less acute admissions if they are able to contribute to the management of their own conditions. The use of clinical algorithms or care pathways is also contributing to the care of individuals with long term health conditions and there is good evidence that these can again reduce complication rates and improve individuals’ quality of life.
This module will aim to introduce the subject of long term condition management and familiarise participants with the pathophysiological process and management approaches associated with some of the most commonly occurring long term health conditions. Whilst much of this module will be concerned with biomedical facts, a person centred approach taking a holistic view of the effect the condition has on the person will remain focal throughout this module and students will be encouraged to develop problem solving skills relevant to improving the individuals experience.
This module will steer students using a guided discover problem based approach. The necessary anatomy, physiology and pathophysiologies that are related to common long term conditions will be covered thus enhancing an understanding of how conditions can affect the person clinically. Building on this person centred approaches to managing the conditions, recognising and managing complications and side effects of treatment will be addressed using clinical knowledge to avert problems where possible and appropriate. The social & public health agendas that currently influence practice will also be addressed. A clear theme of evidence based practice will run through this module.
Students will achieve the specified learning outcomes through attendance at a series of short lectures that will provide a base of underpinning knowledge that students can then build upon in light of personal learning needs that are relevant to the students practice area. Students will learn how to apply this knowledge through its application to case studies using simulated patient information presented as story boards revealed during the module. Here, a problem based model of learning will be employed to stimulate interest and provide triggers for future learning. Practical training in relevant clinical and social skills will additionally be arranged and assessed.
In addition to the taught aspects of this course students will spend time in relevant clinical / practice areas where they will have the opportunity to observe qualified clinicians and gain experience in supporting individuals with long term conditions. This time in practice will furthermore allow students to consolidate learning and develop proficiency in the skills associated with supporting people livening with a long term condition.
The assessment strategy will assess across all three domains of learning testing knowledge in the multiple choice question paper. Affective domains in the case based presentation and finally psychomotor skills of will based assessed in practice. A competency framework for this has been developed and students must demonstrate competence in a minimum of six areas.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||1. Be familiar with the current political agenda in approaches to long term health condition management||
1.1 Describe key national service framework targets in areas relevant to practice
1.2 Discuss the models that may be employed in the care and support of people living with a long term health condition
1.3 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the role of screening in the detection of long term health condition
1.4 Analyse examples of good practice in long term health condition management and identify reasons for success
|2.||2. Show an understanding of common long term conditions||
2.1 List common long term conditions
2.2 Describe the pathophysiological processes that are associated with a common range of long term conditions including but not limited to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Arthritis, Motor Neuron Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
2.3 Monitor individual with long term health conditions and recognise signs that indicate that a disease process is uncontrolled and requiring medical evaluation
2.4 Identify complications associated with common long term health conditions and take steps to manage these when clinically appropriate to do so and when in line with local policy. This will include urgent unscheduled and emergency care.
|3.||3. Describe the management options that may be available to manage long term conditions||
3.1 Describe the main groups of pharmacological agents that can be used to manage long term health conditions.
3.2 Describe non-pharmacological methods of managing long term health condition and consider there role in the care and support of the whole person.
3.3 List common side effects associated with management regimes used in common long term conditions.
3.4 Undertake necessary monitoring of health conditions and identify individuals who require medical review.
|4.||4. Consider the impact that living with one or more long term condition can have on the whole individual||
4.1 Define health and consider how this may be influenced by long term health conditions
4.2 Establish how an indervidual may adapt to living with a long term health condition
4.3 Discuss the effects that empowering individuals can have in the management of there long term health conditions.
4.4 Support people in a person centred fashion
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||1. Written paper of 100 multiple choice questions||2. A presentation of a case study informed by evidence of good clinical practice highlighting a person centred approach to care||3. Attainment of competencies in the practice setting|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
DoH. (2001) The Expert Patient: A new approach to long term health condition management for the 21st Century. Department of Health, London.
DoH. (2005) The National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions. DoH, London.
Hopkins, S.J. (2003) Drugs and Pharmacology for Nurses. Churchill Livingstone, London.
McGhee, M. (2003) A Guide to Laboratory Invstigations. Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon.
Muncey, T. Parker, A. (2002) Long term health condition Managemen:t A Practical Guide. Palgarve, Basingstoke.
Ross, J.S. Wilson, K.J.W. Waugh, A. (Ed), Grant A.(Ed) (2001) Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Stewart, M. Brown, B,B. Weston, W.W. McWhinney, I.R. McWilliam, C.L. Freeman, T.R. (2003) Patient-Centered Medicine Transforming the Clinical Method. Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon.
Wakley, G. Chambers, R. (2005) Chronic Disease Management In Primary Care: Quality & Outcomes. Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon.
Other texts to be directed by practice area
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