This 20-credit Level 7 module will allow you to develop the requisite communication skills, focused assessment and clinical decision-making, and management skills to enable practitioners to manage chronic diseases in a range of clinical settings.
Working at an advanced level of clinical practice, you'll develop the ability to critically analyse, synthesise and review care decisions about chronic disease management by discussing, debating, and reviewing alternative approaches to care delivery that meet the medico-legal requirements for advanced practice and have ethical and moral principles embedded throughout.
This module is delivered fully face-to-face at city campus via interactive lectures, simulations, and problem-based learning. There is a total of 88 hours contact time with additional self-directed study available via the virtual learning environment.
You'll typically be on campus on a Friday where your day will comprise of:
9 – 10.50am Disease-specific assessment, symptom management, monitoring, when to refer, self-management, managing exacerbation/decompensation, palliation
11 – 1pm Disease-specific assessment, symptom management, monitoring, when to refer, self-management, managing exacerbation/decompensation, palliation
2–4pm Practical assessment skills via simulated patient interactions
Assessment 1: Assignment. You'll deconstruct a complex case from practice and critically appraise the care decisions made, the interventions undertaken and identify, debate and analyse the key components of your decision-making, reviewing the outcome of the case to critically appraise and justify the clinical actions taken in a written report.
Assessment 2: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). You'll undertake an OSCE assessment which assesses your ability to complete a focused history and develop a management plan for a complex chronic disease scenario. You'll then provide your clinical rationale by answering a viva question.
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To be eligible for this course, you must be a registered healthcare professional and working in a clinical role which includes the management of chronic disease.
The fee for this course is £840.
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This module can be studied as a standalone CPD option or taken as an optional module as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship.
If you complete this module as a stand-alone CPD option, you can use this module to further your education and career by completing the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner apprenticeship.