Module code: HCRM009

Module Overview

The purpose of the module is to give students an opportunity to investigate and critically examine the management of patients with multiple long term conditions. This is an innovative course that explores the complexity of managing care for people with multi-morbidity. It is aimed at health and social care professionals who work with people who long term conditions. It will enable students to examine patient care and critically analyse an issue related to the management of people who have multiple long term conditions in their area of practice.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

FAITHFULL Sara (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

It is recommended that the leading and Managing Long Term Conditions module NUR3211 is studied prior to this module to form a foundation of knowledge and understanding so that students can develop their learning

Module content

  • Policy and evidence base

  • Approach to care delivery for multi-morbidity

  • Tailoring personalised care

  • Co-morbidity Disease specific focus (flexible)

  • Poly pharmacy

  • Mental health issues

  • Functional assessment and frailty

  • Behavioural psychology

  • Clinical decision making in complex care

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework CASE STUDY-3000 WORDS 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding of the impact of innovations and practice development on the management of long term conditions and how their role can influence delivery of care.

Thus, for the summative assessment students will be expected to critically review a multi morbidity case study within the student’s own area of practice. Students will analyse the problem areas that distinguish multi morbidity and their impact on patient and services. They will be asked to critically review the evidence for management and their effectiveness this will feed into an action plan on how to improve the management of the person with the chronic illness


Formative assessment

  • Verbal discussion with on line chat during the module

  • Timely responses to verbal or email questions

  • Case study questions and peer review feedback

  • Immersive simulation and formative feedback event delivered with peer group and expert clinical team


Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module.

Module aims

  • Enable students to critically review and reflect on how care is provided for individuals with multiple- comorbidities and critically analyse current practice. This will be achieved through analysing key concepts and models of care and will give students the opportunity to focus on their own area of practice, exploring research evidence and some of the contemporary ways of improving the management and quality of life for people living with multiple long term conditions. This module has a flipped classroom approach and includes an immersive simulated day to practice skills and explore issues for managing multi morbidity in practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Evaluate existing models and concepts of care for managing multi morbidity and critique the effectiveness of existing national and International service delivery models in meeting growing health needs KC
002 Demonstrate critical awareness of the complexities of multi-morbidity in relation to the management of long term conditions, to include advanced communication, poly pharmacy, functional health assessment, and referral within integrated care pathways. KCPT
003 Demonstrate an in-depth and systematic understanding of the knowledge of the barriers and facilitators such as cognitive and behavioural factors on people with multi-morbidity KCP
004 Critically evaluate the policy, legal and ethical dimensions of managing multi-morbidity including fair access to services through procurement and commissioning and of supported self care in the community. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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 delivered through a flipped class room approach.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Use of e-learning platform

  • Group discussions on line

  • Digital media

  • Immersive simulation and scenario based practice

  • Utilisation of online resources to develop knowledge for group activity.

  • Work based learning

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.

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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 2019/0 academic year.