This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to recognise, assess and manage clients with a range of long term conditions. It will enable you to evaluate the evidence base for practice and critically reflect on their encounters with clients.
The unit will comprise a combination of teaching and learning methods including key lectures, case studies and patient reviews from practice, group seminars, videos and structured reflection. On completion of the unit you should be able to;
This course requires 100% attendance.
This course can be used towards the PG Cert Primary Care
Normally students may enter Level 7 (Master's level) study if they have been awarded:
If you do not meet this criteria you are still able to apply for this unit but we may ask you to complete a study skills handbook to familiarise yourself with academic writing at masters level or pre-admission work. This will be sent to you when we have received your application form.
Fees and funding:
You will need to pay or indicate employer support of payment for unit or course fees to the university.
Applicants working within the NHS or other healthcare providers may be eligible for support with funding from their employer through the Learning Beyond Registration contract with the NHS South of England.
Applicants should contact their employing organisation for further details.
The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has contractual arrangements with NHS organisations for pre-paid places on specified modules including NHS South of England. If you work within Dorset & Somerset or Hampshire & Isle of Wight you may be able to access the pre-paid places. These arrangements allow NHS Trusts to nominate the staff they wish to send on each unit or course.
The pre-arranged agreements allow individuals, such as yourself, a route to access appropriate professional development opportunities that are seen as strategically important to your organisation (in consultation with your Line Manager/Education Co-ordinator). All requests for pre-paid places must first be agreed by your organisation’s Education Lead prior to completing an application.
Students will critically reflect on and analyse the care that they gave to one patient with a long term condition in their clinical practice. The reflective essay will be 3,000 words in total and include the stages of assessment, investigation, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation
Having completed this unit the student is expected to:
5Critically evaluate the current care provided and use the information to undertake a quality improvement initiative to develop to enhance the service provided by Practice Nurses, thereby also critically reflecting on their personal encounters with clients.