UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES OF CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE - 2018/9

Module code: HCR3012

Module Overview

This module is designed to enable practitioners to enhance their understanding by adopting a person-centred approach to supporting the wellbeing of older people. The basis of evidence and the quality care agenda will be significant themes throughout the module.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DAVIDGE EJ Miss (Student Serv)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B741

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Ageing Process- theories of ageing
Holistic health and social care assessment of complex needs
Assessment and management of chronic disease co-morbidities
Polypharmacy and compliance
Strategies to promote well-being
Ageing and mental health issues (depressions, dementia, delirium)
Identification of risk and risk management
Societies perception of older people and potential impact on care
Strategies to support older people and their family
Promoting the voice of older people
Policy and organisational analysis

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Analyse and evaluate the care of older people and the way in which services to support them are organised- 2500 words 100

Alternative Assessment

NA

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding of a whole systems approach to managing and supporting older people and how their role can influence delivery care. Thus summative assessment of this module consists of a written assignment of a study of a patient, critically analysing and evaluating the way in which services to support their health and social care needs are organised, delivered and managed. The study will conclude with recommendations for practice. Formative assessment Students will be given peer feedback on their ideas during seminars Feedback Formative feedback on essay plans will be provided through timetabled individual meetings with students during the module

Module aims

  • To invite students to review their knowledge, skills and understanding of the complexities of caring for older people and reflect how care is provided. This will be achieved through analysing key concepts and modules of care and by challenging existing practices. Student will explore ways to improve practice in supporting this client group.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Develop an understanding of a holistic approach to health and social care assessment of complex needs, incorporating individual beliefs and values ensuring effective communication, health promotion from initial problem identification to end of life. PT
002 Develop an understanding of roles and responsibilities for care in an older population taking into consideration the complexities to the management of older people CKPT
003 Demonstrate an understanding and evaluate the impact of cognitive and behavioural factors of older people and develop an understanding of modules of empowerment and advocacy CPT
004 Describe key legal and ethical aspects of supporting older people CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to facilitate learning and teaching by using an enquiry based learning approach with key note lectures from relevant health and social care professionals.
The learning and teaching methods include
Use of e-learning platform
Group discussions and presentations
Case studies/narratives
Digital media
Facilitation
Utilisation of online resources to develop knowledge for group activity

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES OF CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/hcr3012

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.