UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITIES OF CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE - 2018/9
Module code: HCRM014
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.
School of Health Sciences
GROSVENOR WJ Mrs (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B741
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Indicative content includes:
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 (depression, dementia, delirium)
Identification of risk and risk management
Societies perception of older people and potential impact on care
Strategies to suppor older people and their family
Promoting the voice of older people
Policy and organisational analysis
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
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 of care.
Thus summative assessment of this module consists of a written assignment of a study of a patient, critically analysing and evaluating eh 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.
Students will be given peer feedback on their ideas during seminars
Formative feedback on essay plans will be provided through timetabled individual meetings with students during the module
Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module
- Invite students to review their knowledge, skills and understanding of the complexities of caring for older people and reflect on how care is provided. This will be achieved through analysing key concepts and models of care and by challenging existing practices. Students will explore ways to improve practice in supporting this client group.
|001||Develop a critical 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.||KP|
|002||Develop a critical understanding of roles and responsibilities for care in an older population, taking into consideration the complexities to the management of older people||KCPT|
|003||Demonstrate an understanding and critically evaluate the impact of cognitive and behavioural factors of older people and develop an understanding of models of empowerment and advocacy||KCP|
|004||Describe key legal and ethical aspects of supporting older people||KCPT|
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 presentation
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.
This module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment
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.