Practice Development in Heart Failure
|From||To||UK Fee *||International Fee|
|01 Sep 2013||31 Aug 2014||£350|
* Exceptions may apply. Please see Fees and Finance for further information.
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The course aims to question and enhance existing knowledge and practice and enable the practitioner to critically apply pathophysiological and psychosocial principles of chronic heart failure management within the context of their working environment, demonstrate competence underpinned by clinical reasoning and decision making skills, review the impact of local and national policy initiatives on their practice and critically review their personal and professional practice development.
You will explore how to manage the stable/unstable continuum using the principles of chronic heart failure management and drug titration, and then work in practice to develop these competencies supported by a local Heart Failure Specialist Nurse.
- Investigations and Diagnosis of Heart Failure
- Disease Management in Primary Care
- Drug Titration
- Acute Exacerbations and Tertiary Intervention
- User/carers Perspectives in Delivery of Care and Rehabilitation
- Reflective Practice, Professional Competencies, Clinical Governance and Audit
- Skills for Health Competency Framework
- Nice Guidelines for Chronic Heart Failure
This module is accredited with 20 points at Level 3.
Students must hold current registration with a relevant professional body. Students need to be working in a practice environment that will enable them to develop the competency element of the module.
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Fees and Finance
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Teaching and Assessment
This course will employ a variety of teaching and learning methods
- Case Studies
- Educational Visits
- Self-directed Learning
Student support sessions available following sessions. Tutorials also available by individual arrangement.
How is the course assessed?
- The course is assessed through the submission of a reflective account
- All participants will be expected to demonstrate competence in the workplace and will be supported by a member to achieve this. Competencies include assessment, monitoring and reviewing the care and management plan of patients with a diagnosis of chronic heart failure, promoting patient self-management and providing palliative care to patients and their families.
A continuing professional development qualification, it will allow you to move your career forwards. It will help you to fulfil your role in health care better, and to take the next step in your career.
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