Module code: HCRM014

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

GROSVENOR Wendy (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

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

 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 pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Case Study 100

Alternative Assessment


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 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.


Formative assessment

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

Module aims

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

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 presentation

  • 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


Other information

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.