Focus on the pathophysiological and psychological perspectives of managing patients with long-term cardiac and/or respiratory conditions, and develop the knowledge you need to meet their diverse, chronic needs in primary and secondary care settings.
You can take this module on its own, or as part of our MSc Advanced Nursing Practice course.
The management of long term conditions remains high on the NHS Mandate and Improvement Plan to improve self-management, reduce avoidable admissions and to recognise the potential for complications and deterioration.
You’ll focus on the pathophysiological and psychological perspectives of managing patients with long term cardiac and/or respiratory conditions, developing the knowledge required to meet their diverse, chronic needs in primary and secondary care settings. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge of disordered physiology to support symptom management and the formation of care planning strategies reflecting patient/carer preferences. This will involve debating psychological, pharmacological interventions and therapeutic approaches to optimise patient well-being and critically evaluating the contributions that different health professionals provide in the long term management of these conditions.
How you’ll learn
Learning and teaching methods in the classroom include lectures, seminars and group work. As this is a blended learning module, three days will be delivered by distance learning, to fit around career commitments.
You’ll take a 3-hour examination based on case scenarios for a cardiac and respiratory patient.
You’ll have at least six months' clinical experience and will look after individuals with chronic cardiac and/or respiratory conditions in primary and secondary care settings.
3, 10, 17 & 24 February 2017
3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March 2017
7 April 2017
Assessment: 12 May 2017
Three of these dates will be taught online, via our virtual learning environment
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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