Advancing the management of long term conditions (degree and masters level)

This 20 credit module is offered at degree and masters level and is one of a range of specialised modules offered by the University. 

It contains a number of themes aimed at enhancing the understanding of key issues that influence the quality of care for all people with long-term conditions, whatever those conditions may be. These themes are:

  • person-centred care
  • self-management
  • service development.

You will focus on applying knowledge and understanding to support person-centred service development for people with long-term conditions and at masters level will also promote self-management and collaborative working.

ADV605 course details (degree level)

At degree level, this module will enable you to understand the need for service development, how to enhance person-centered care during routine practice and will teach you how to facilitate individuals with long-term conditions to maximise their own health and well-being through effective self-management. 

It is based upon current best practice within national and international policy and guidelines and will explore the impact of long-term conditions on the individual, their family and carers.

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 19 and 20 March and 9 and 10 April 2019.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 

Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

ADV735 course details (masters level)

At masters level, this module focuses on applying knowledge and understanding to support person-centred service development for people with long-term conditions and culminates in the submission of a service development proposal. You will be encouraged to further develop your knowledge and skills in order to maximise person-centred care during routine practice and develop services to support individuals with long-term conditions in line with health and social care policy.

You will focus on critically applying knowledge and understanding to support person-centred service development for people with long-term conditions. You will explore in depth the impact of long-term conditions on the individual, their family and carers based on best practice discussed within current national and international policy and guidelines.

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 19 and 20 March and 9 and 10 April 2019.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

ADV605 learning outcomes (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of current Government policies and priorities in relation to long term conditions
  • critically evaluate models of service delivery
  • consider the application of health psychology to the management of long-term conditions in every day practice with a focus on self-management
  • explore and evaluate the evidence base relating to intervention programmes and service delivery as applied to your own area of practice.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 2,000 word written assignment evaluating a service currently being delivered.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).  

The degree-level module can be taken as a standalone professional development module, as a core module towards our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Long Term Conditions or as an optional module towards some other BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways – please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

ADV735 learning outcomes (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse, discuss and debate government policies and priorities in relation to long-term conditions
  • critically appraise models of service delivery
  • critically analyse and discuss the application of health psychology to the management of long-term conditions with a focus on self-management
  • explore and evaluate the evidence base relating to intervention programmes as applied to your own area of practice.
Assessment

The assessment for this module is a detailed 4,000 word proposal on a new initiative in service design and delivery.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

The masters-level module can be undertaken as a standalone professional development module or towards one of the following programmes: 

Please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information. 

Module leader – Jenny Child

"This module engages practitioners in active debate, encouraging a forum of collaborative service inquiry, where groups critically explore environments through practitioner, policy and case study scenarios. This approach encourages new practice initiatives using knowledge and understanding to support service development for people with long term conditions’ that is person centred; promoting self-management and collaborative working."

Find out more about Jenny Child


Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:

  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level, or
  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker who has previously studied to graduate level to study the module at masters level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Funding and fees

Funding

These modules are commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.