Management of Frailty HEA4178

Overview

This module will help you to develop the expert skills and knowledge to identify and manage the frail population within the primary care setting. The module will encourage you to explore the anatomy and physiology of ageing and perform a critical appraisal of the assessment strategies used in practice. An evaluation of the impact of intervention measures within practice and the wider health economy will be developed.

Module Code: HEA4178
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 Price for Sept 2019 to Jul 2020

Who is this module for?

Practitioners working within the health and social care sector. The module can be accessed as a stand alone module, or form part of a post graduate pathway

What are the key aims of the programme?

• develop expert skills and knowledge to identify and manage the frail population within the primary care setting.
• encourage exploration of the anatomy and physiology of ageing and perform a critical appraisal of the assessment strategies used in practice.
• evaluate the impact of intervention measures within practice and the wider health economy

What will I study?

• Applied anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology; Pharmacology and poly pharmacy; National and local health and social care policy; Population risk identification tools; Frailty assessment tools; Partnership working: Asset based community development models; Community based interventions; Person centred care; Supporting families and carers living with a frail person;
• Evidence based interventions; Impact assessment tools; Frailty outcome measures

How will I be assessed?

You will receive designated academic support as you prepare to submit a 4000 word written assignment in order to meet the assessment requirements for this module.

On successful completion you will:

- Critically appraise the application of national and local policy and population drivers which aim to optimise the health of the frail population and reduce the risk of hospital admission.
- Critically analyse the application of frailty assessment tools and evidence based practice guidelines within clinical, home and community environments.
- Critically examine and reflect upon the effectiveness of health and social care provider focused interventions for the population living with frailty.

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved.Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/.

For further module information, please contact Module Co-ordinator: Veronica Vernon, email vernonv@edgehill.ac.uk.
or Tel: 01695 657097

Pathways

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice