Enhanced acute medical care for older adults (Image courtesy of Pixabay)

Key features

This 20 credit module is offered at diploma and degree level and has been designed to meet the educational needs of practitioners who care for older adults with acute illness and will provide strategies in order to improve service delivery and deliver effective high-quality care.

At degree level you will critically examine contemporary clinical practice and develop an evidence-based underpinning knowledge, and perform skills pertinent to the needs of the older adult in acute care settings.

At diploma level, you will link evidence-based theory to current clinical practice to enable you to provide a contemporary service.

Please note at diploma level this module is called ‘HEAB239 Principles and practice of acute medical care for older adults’.

A variety of educational approaches are utilised on this module including: lectures, discussions, presentations, seminars and relevant visits.

This module can be studied as a standalone module at both levels or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways at degree level - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 5 – diploma of higher education

Level 6 - bachelors degree

How to apply

For further information on module dates, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply please contact the relevant education coordinator for the organisation where you wish to undertake the module, see below contact details.

This module is delivered by:

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Laura Fuller

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
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Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries

+44 1752 586951

Current student enquiries

Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.

8.30–17.00 (Friday 16.30)