Understand the enablers and barriers to the delivery of integrated care and how to navigate this complex model of care delivery. Our module looks at integrated care in its broadest sense from both an international and national perspective, examining lessons learnt from different models of integration in health and care systems.
People are living longer with complex conditions and cross system, complex care models are being developed as part of the Government’s Five Year Forward Plan (2014), impacting on the whole health and social care system and bringing rising costs and heightened patient and carer expectations. We need to change the way health care is delivered, both in the UK and abroad, via integrated services in to deliver quality, person-centred care. Practitioners face many challenges involved with integration, including communication, different organisational and professional cultures and organisational challenges such as different information technology and budgets.
This course will help you to develop the knowledge you need to understand the concept of integrated care, with opportunities to apply your learning in practice. You’ll critically analyse underlying theory and how it contributes to the delivery of patient and client care in the current political climate. You'll also gain an insight into some of the governance and legal and ethical issues involved in delivering integrated care.
You can take this module as part of our BSc Community Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing) course.
You’ll benefit from this course as a practitioner focusing on adults in any care setting; it’s also appropriate for those working within organisations at a strategic level and in commissioning.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
You’ll benefit from this course as a practitioner focusing on adults in any care setting; you’ll need to be either working in practice, or working at a strategic level on integrated care issues.
You’ll require a practice supervisor/mentor to support your completion of a practice portfolio. If you’re a Community Specialist Practitioner, District Nursing student, you’ll continue to work with your existing district nurse mentor.
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