Care for the Older Person

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Learn how we age and the issues we face. Discover some of the common conditions seen in older people and health promotion to support 'wellness'. Explore cultural bias and personal values.

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Overview

This short course will cover how we age and the issues we face, including some of the common conditions seen in older people and health promotion to support ‘wellness’. Cultural bias and personal values will also be explored.

Why us?

  • This course has been created and delivered by practitioners who specialise within their area of nursing. Years of experience and knowledge has provided a great interest from practitioners in wanting to attend our courses. 

Course structure

This course assessed through a 3,500 word essay.

Topics covered include:

  • National policy, legislation and research developments in care of the older person
  • Safeguarding, Mental Capacity and Elder Abuse
  • The importance of multidisciplinary input and collaborative working
  • Promoting ‘wellness’ and providing an appropriate environment and meaningful activity
  • Supporting the carer by utilising partnership working and voluntary agencies/societies
  • Issues in ageing: Osteoporosis, Falls, Delirium and Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Telehealth

 

Sciences Complex,
City Campus,
Sunderland,
SR1 3RG

54.905143,-1.392352

  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general

Facilities

This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at Registered health professionals who have studied at level 5 and above.

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700.

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This information was correct at the time of publication.