The population of the UK is ageing. An ageing population may lead to an increase in the prevalence of associated long-term conditions and health care professionals need to be able manage the complex needs of this ageing frail population.
By undertaking this module, health professionals will gain an understanding of the theories and concepts that influence the management of frailty and complex care needs in the older person.
Evidence-based theories around the ageing process, frailty, co-morbidity, polypharmacy, will help you to develop your advanced assessment, evaluation and management skills to better meet the needs of the frail older person
This can be taken as an optional module for the post-registration level 7 framework or as a stand-alone module. The module is available to registered healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge around assessment of the older person with complex needs.
Short Course / CPD
School of Sport and Health Sciences
No Partner College
The module will be delivered using a blended learning approach. The core of the module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
Highlights of the course:
- Can be used for NMC revalidation
- Explore the relationship between co-morbidity, cognitive decline, polypharmacy and ageing, and the impact on the frail older person’s health
- Critically discuss end of life care, safeguarding and ethics in the context of the inter-professional team
- Appraise the relevant evidence base for the collaborative inter-professional evaluation and management of the ageing population.
- Examine challenges when managing complex care needs in relation to health and social care outcomes.
Assessment - Coursework 100%
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