Long Term Conditions module (NB30134)

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Module code


SCQF Level 9: 30 credits

ECTS: 15 credits

Target Audience

Students on this module must be Registered Health Professionals practising in an environment where they will be able to undertake the relevant clinical work to complete the assessments

Mode of Delivery

The module content and supporting documents/resources are available in My Dundee. The content is released in units and is supported by the module reading list, which is embedded within the University’s virtual learning environment, MyDundee.

There is a strong emphasis on interaction throughout the modules (online and optional face-to-face activities). A range of different approaches will be adopted according to the needs of the students and the module. These include intensive lectures, tutorials, email discussion with tutors; discussion boards; web conferencing; and social media. Students will receive two days of optional face to face teaching per module.

Module Aims

To explore the prevention, diagnosis and management of long term conditions including acute presentations

To enable participants to develop and apply underpinning knowledge, skills and attitudes to the management of patients with long term conditions

Module Overview

On successful completion of the module you will have:

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Apply relevant theory of holistic consultation and clinical assessment skills to provide evidence-based care for patients and clients attending with a diagnosed or undiagnosed LTC.

Subject specific practical and intellectual skills

  1. Evaluate the relevant underpinning knowledge of pathophysiology relevant to the assessment and management of specific LTC’s.
  2. Demonstrate and evaluate a range of appropriate tools to undertake a systematic and comprehensive assessment and management of patients presenting with an LTC
  3. Recognise strategies to evaluate and monitor the patients’ response to pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self-management interventions relevant to the specific management of patients with LTC’s.
  4. Discuss the social, psychological and palliative care issues which may affect this client group and analyse their implications on the patients and the family.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

Evaluate the ability to exercise autonomy, accountability and leadership within this sphere of clinical practice

Assessment Strategy

The learning outcomes will be assessed by a 4,500-word case study in which the student should:

  • Select a patient with a long-term condition (LTC)
  • Using a case study approach, identify the underlying pathophysiology, assessment and diagnosis for this LTC patient
  • Critically evaluate the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of this patient with reference to current evidence underpinning this area of practice
  • Consider the relevant physical, psychological, social and palliative care issues associated with this patient’s management
  • Critically reflect on your learning and how you would use this learning to inform your future practice

Module eligibility requirements

Must be Registered Health Professionals

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: nursing-health-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk