Promoting Healthy Ageing (e-Learn) Short Course

Promoting Healthy Ageing (e-Learn) Short Course

 The aim of the module to enable students to explore the concepts of ageing in multicultural and diverse communities, facilitating the student’s exploration of how the needs of older adults can be met by promoting healthy ageing, self-respect, physical and emotional care.

This can be taken as an optional module for post-registration level 6 framework or as a stand-alone module. The module is available to registered healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge around promoting the health of the older person.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course


LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Online Only

START DATE: Next cohort: January 2020

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Promoting healthy ageing is about enabling our older people to enjoy a good quality of life.  We will be looking at Healthy ageing strategies which create the conditions and opportunities for older people to age positively. This involves using evidence based practice when considering holistic approaches that address the mental and physical health of the older person.

The teaching and learning strategies will include a variety of approaches using the e-Learn facilities eLearning materials, guided study, on-line, self-assessments of learning, chat rooms. Case examples will offer insights into health related scenarios. Service user/carer involvement through the case studies will offer alternative or challenging perspectives on the nursing issues and to stimulate debate.  Consideration will be given to cultural implications of the health topics and nursing care issues under consideration.

The module will consider:

- Healthy Ageing
- Older adults in society:
- Self-respect
- Person Centred Care
- Emotional mental health and special needs

Highlights of the course:

- Can be used for NMC revalidation


Learning Environment & Assessment

Web-based materials using the UCLan Learning Environment, Blackboard, discussion rooms and student blogs will also be used to help you to consolidate your knowledge and understanding to achieve the module learning outcomes.

Academic Expertise

The module will be led by senior lecturers who have worked in both acute and community clinical areas in promoting the health and wellbeing of the older person.

Learning outcome & aims

Analyse the concepts of healthy ageing in relation to older adults in multicultural and diverse societies

Discuss the evidence relating to promoting self-respect, empowerment and autonomy of the older adult

Review collaborative working across health and social care boundaries determining how this supports physical and emotional care.

Assesment - Coursework 100%

Industry links & professional accreditation

Can be used for NMC revalidation purposes.

Progression Routes

This module can be used as part of a BSc Level 6 programme of study for all health professionals or as a stand-alone module.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply


Health CPD

Tel: 01772 893839/893836
Address: UCLan, Brook Building Room 204, PR1 2HE

Further contact details:

Susan Anderson
Senior lecturer
University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Tel :01772 893659


About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400