Long Term Conditions module (PN50156)

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There is an opportunity for a small number of fee waivers on this module via the Scottish Council’s upskilling fund.  This  offer is to non NHS organisations. If you are interested, please email to the address below providing your organisation and your role.

SCQF Level:SCQF Level 11 (Masters Degree)
SCQF Credits:30 credits ECTS: 15 credits
Total Student Effort: 300

Available: June, Semester 1 (September) & Semester 2 (January)

General Practice Nurses

NHS Education for Scotland provides funded places on this module. The funding is for nurses working in General Practice in Scotland. To apply for a funded place, please email Nursing-Health-Postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk  Please provide your GP practice, role in the practice and module of interest in your email.

Target Audience

Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

There is a strong emphasis on interaction throughout the modules (online and 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’ face to face teaching per module.

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.

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

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. Apply the relevant underpinning knowledge of pathophysiology relevant to the assessment and management of specific LTC’s.
  2. Analyse critically a range of appropriate tools to undertake a systematic and comprehensive assessment and management of patients presenting with an LTC
  3. Identify and develop 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. Critically appraise 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

  1. Demonstrate 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 you 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 related theory and 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

You must be Registered Health Professional practising in an environment where you will be able to undertake the relevant clinical work to complete the assessments.

Module Contact

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