For some client groups care is more complex, in that although acute emergencies and exacerbations occur there is also often an on-going health issue responsible for the acute episode e.g. renal, cardiac, respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic or cardio-thoracic impairment. This course allows students to fully explore both the acute and the on-going aspects of care of these specialisms and to review their practice, whilst analysing the patient journey/experience.
Specific module information:
School of Health Sciences
No Partner College
Students must have:
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The College of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2015/16
The aim of this course is to critically explore and analyse the acute and specialist on-going care provided for patients being cared for in either Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Renal, Neuroscience, or Orthopaedic care environments.
Content will include
A variety of assessment strategies are employed within this course. For the core module, a Patchwork Text Assessment approach through portfolio will be implemented. The acute specialist modules include a variety of assessments for example, written assignment, observed structured clinical examination (OSCE), oral assessment, presentations, and examination.
A variety of lecturers with expertise in their specialities are involved in delivering the course
The aims of this course are:
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For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Short Form of Course:
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
Campus Site: U
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom