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, 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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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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