Management of long term conditions, NU3026 Short Course

Management of long term conditions, NU3026 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: On Campus - 36hrs of direct classroom contact over 6 weeks. (20 credits at level 6) or Online – 12 chat rooms over 12 consecutive weeks

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: September 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

(20 credits at level 6)

  • The global rise of long-term conditions
  • Definitions, models and approaches to management
  • Health targets - the political and government agenda including National Service Frameworks, policies and guidance
  • Economic impact of long-term conditions at both an individual and structural level
  • Trends and potential impact on the health of societies
  • Epidemiology and aetiology
  • Impact on life expectancy, quality of life and health
  • Links to lifestyles and cultural change
  • Aetiology and risk factors
  • Anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and presentation
  • Screening / diagnosis of long-term conditions
  • Evidence/research based treatments and interventions (case management, pharmacological, non-pharmacological, education, self-management and life style issues)
  • Multi-disciplinary and collaborative working
  • Impact of chronic illness on quality of life – ethical and legal issues
  • End of life care pathways and autonomous choice
  • Evaluation of care – audit, clinical effectiveness and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

The content will be negotiated according to the student/cohort needs.

Examples of long-term conditions that can be incorporated into the delivery schedule and directed study component of the module will include:

Respiratory diseases (eg. cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD); endocrine diseases (eg. diabetes, pituitary disorders, thyroid diseases, adrenal conditions); cardiac diseases (e.g. hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease); neurological conditions (eg. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, motor-neurone disease); renal conditions (eg. chronic kidney disease); malignant diseases (eg. cancers such as lung, breast, gastric/bowel, oral, gynaecological, skin, brain).

Learning Environment & Assessment

4,000 words critically analysing the management of a patient with a long-term condition

Learning outcome & aims

Module Aim

The aim of the module is to provide the student with the opportunity to examine and critically analyse the appropriate principles, concepts, research and contemporary evidence related to the management of long-term conditions.  The student will demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge to the effective management of long-term conditions in the context of global, national and local perspectives

Learning Outcomes

Critically examine the impact of long-term conditions from a global, national and local perspective.

Critically review the strategies and theories to promote health in the management of a long-term condition, particularly addressing the psycho-social aspect of care.

Appraise strategies for working collaboratively with clients, carers and other professional groups and agencies related to the management of long-term conditions.

Apply pathophysiological principles to underpin the presentation of long-term conditions

Demonstrate the application of research and relevant guidelines to examine the management of long-term conditions.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information:

Module information: Gillian Armitage, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893695

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839