This course will prepare you for case management of long term conditions. On successful completion, you should be capable of moving into a case management role.
Develop case management skills
This course is ideal for you if you are working in a professional role where you need case management skills, such as that of community matron, nurse practitioner, or district nurse. You will gain knowledge in long term condition management and clinical decision making, including advanced assessment of the systems. There is the opportunity to study option modules that allow you to focus on an area of particular interest to you. You might choose to focus on a disease-specific condition, carry out a case study analysis, or write up a small project, audit, or service evaluation.
You can study the option modules at either Level 6 or Level 7, so if you have not studied for a while you might want to start at Level 6 to develop your skills in academic writing before moving up to Level 7.
Generally, we expect you to have studied at degree level.
You will be able to study a combination of the modules below, to equate to 60 credits:
Clinical Decision Making (40 credits)
This level 7 double module will give you the skills and knowledge needed to undertake advanced assessment through the application and integration of clinical information. This module is delivered face to face.
Principles of Long Term Condition Management (20 credits)
This optional module will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to empower patients to effectively manage their long term condition. On successful completion, you will be equipped to interpret clinical data to support the treatment of disease processes and have the skills to critically analyse the current and future management of long term conditions. This module is delivered face to face and can be studied at either level 6 or level 7.
Strategic and Clinical Management of Long Term Conditions (20 credits)
Community-based practitioners are being encouraged to reduce the number and frequency of hospital admissions in relation to acute chronic disease. This module will enable you to develop a critical understanding of case management in relation to long term conditions. You will also develop an awareness of the challenges involved in developing policy and protocols in relation to patients with long term conditions. This module is delivered face to face and can only be studied at level 7.
Negotiated Module (20 credits)
You will negotiate a specific plan of learning with your Module Leader to suit your learning objectives and the demands of primary care. This module is delivered by distance learning (paper based) and can be studied at either level 6 or level 7.
You´ll gain an award which reflects the current health agenda in relation to long term condition management, and enables you to demonstrate competency in assessment at advanced practitioner level.
You´ll be encouraged to lead and develop the service; to demonstrate innovative practice and challenge traditional working practices.
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