Key Facts

Module Title: Strategic Management of Patients with Long Term Conditions
Mode of Study:This module can be taken independently or as part of the Masters in Medical Science
Contact Details:Malgosia Phillips - 01782 734933
Contact email:m.phillips@keele.ac.uk
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This module aims to provide participants with effective frameworks for planning, delivering and evaluating care packages for patients with chronic conditions, based on the National Service Frameworks and the principles of clinical governance. It explores the natural history, impact and outcomes of chronic disease, using cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes as models. Multidisciplinary and holistic approaches are emphasized, including the importance of empowering patients.

 

For those students interested in studying Medical Science (Frailty and Integrated Care) this module has been adapted to provide a comprehensive understanding of current frailty concepts and to introduce a range of important themes that will be further developed throughout the course. Using the framework of the British Geriatrics Society’s ‘Fit for Frailty’ guidance, it will address both key clinical issues concerning the identification and management of frailty and leadership and management themes essential for the development, commissioning and management of integrated services for older people with frailty. The multi-professional and interactive approach is designed to maximise achievement of learning objectives in relation to frailty and integration.

The module aims to provide participants with effective frameworks for planning, delivering and evaluating care packages for patients with chronic conditions, based on the National Service Frameworks and the principles of clinical governance.

 

For those students interested in studying Medical Science (Frailty and Integrated Care) this module has also been adapted to provide a comprehensive understanding of current frailty concepts and to introduce a range of important themes that will be further developed throughout the course. Using the framework of the British Geriatrics Society’s ‘Fit for Frailty’ guidance, it will address both key clinical issues concerning the identification and management of frailty and leadership and management themes essential for the development, commissioning and management of integrated services for older people with frailty. The multi-professional and interactive approach is designed to maximise achievement of learning objectives in relation to frailty and integration.

The module is aimed at graduate health professionals, or equivalent with related work experience, normally based in primary care.

Small group learning to include:

  • Problem-based learning to explore clinical, epidemiological, ethical and social aspects of the index conditions
  • Exploration of the role of different health professionals, care providers and other statutory and voluntary agencies in managing chronic conditions
  • Knowledge and implementation of National Service Frameworks
  • Development of appropriate clinical skills, such as spirometry, ambulatory BP monitoring, etc
  • Patient education and empowerment

Teaching

Small group learning to include:

  • Problem-based learning to explore clinical, epidemiological, ethical and social aspects of the index conditions
  • Exploration of the role of different health professionals, care providers and other statutory and voluntary agencies in managing chronic conditions
  • Knowledge and implementation of National Service Frameworks
  • Development of appropriate clinical skills, such as spirometry, ambulatory BP monitoring, etc
  • Patient education and empowerment

 

Assessment

Assessment will be based on two assignments, each contributing 50% to the overall mark:

  1. Development of a practice protocol or critique of an existing protocol for management of a chronic condition, with suggestions for change if necessary (e.g. protocols involved in management of cardiovascular or respiratory disease or epilepsy). This should include reference to an appropriate evidence base. (Guideline 1500-2000 words)
  2. This is a piece of work involving some aspect of care for patients with long term conditions. It could be an audit, literature review or project the student is working on. The work should be referenced to current literature and include comparisons of this piece of work to evidence based practice and current best practice. The work should include some analysis of team working, data collection and analysis and the practical implementation of care for patients with long term conditions. The work should highlight how care or clinical practice could be improved and effectively implemented. (Guideline 1500-2000 words)
  3. Presentation of a significant event in some area of long term conditions. The guideline of marking to be decided by peers during the first 2 days of the module. 

 

Module Session Dates

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