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Caring for people living with frailty in the health or social care sector is influenced by multiple complex factors and demands skilled assessment and management. Building on your existing knowledge from clinical practice, this course is designed to help you develop a solid understanding of best practice in the assessment and management of frail adults.
Mode of Study:
University of Bolton
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This stand-alone course is for health and social care professionals with a specialist interest in frailty. It's beneficial to work in a relevant area of practice while studying this course, as it helps you transfer your knowledge of theory and apply it in practice. The module aims to deepen your understanding of frailty's physical and psychological impact on a person's health and wellbeing.
We'll guide you to explore and evaluate evidence-based methods for detecting frailty and encourage you to consider appropriate theoretical principles as part of your decision-making process. Examining the theories surrounding frailty can help you understand the causes of frailty and the long-term impact frailty has on health and social care outcomes. We'll also support you in developing skills in frailty assessment and care planning for individuals living with frailty.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of adult frailty and end of life care.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
During this module, you'll receive keynote lectures that introduce the topics. Each lecture will be pertinent to the topic being developed, and teaching will be through wider groups to enhance your understanding and decision-making about which care planning or interventions may enhance overall outcomes for the individual. This approach will ensure you encounter a wide range of case histories and complex issues. You'll receive individual tutorials aimed at meeting your individual learning needs, plus a mixture of methods, including individual and group exercises and discussion, and self-directed study.
As well as lectures and tutorials, a range of web-based resources will be made available to you via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to aid you in achieving the knowledge requirement identified. E-learning is also provided via Moodle to enable you to undertake further study in a place and at a time that's convenient for you. This programme adopts a blended learning and teaching style, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate.
Regarding assessment, you'll need to complete a written assignment designed to test your understanding of frailty. This summative assessment will contribute to your final marks and allows you to demonstrate that you've met the learning outcomes for the course.
We also use formative assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback and inform your development, though this will not count towards your final marks.
|Level one||Coursework 100%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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