Caring for People with Long Term Conditions Academic Credits

Location Stafford campus


Course Start

Term 1 cont in 2

This course runs for 6 days over two terms and will be held on Wednesdays from 09.30-16.30 on the following dates:

5 October 2016, 2,16 November 2016, 18 January 2017, 22 February 2017 and 15 March 2017


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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Course outline

It will enable Health Care Assistants to demonstrate underpinning knowledge and skills to support patients and registered professional staff in their own work settings e.g. general practice, in the community.   There will be a strong emphasis on disease prevention and the promotion of self-care within these patient groups.

Entry requirements

To undertake this module you must be employed as a Health Care Assistant

Course Content

This is a 15 credit level 4 module which is class room and skills laboratory taught sessions. The content of the course includes Introduction to studying in higher education The content includes:

  • Overview of common Long Term Conditions

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Cardiovascular Disease including: Coronary Heart Disease – Hypertension, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)

  • Respiratory Diseases – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma

  • Obesity

  • An awareness of other Long Term Conditions.

This module will enhance some clinical skills in the above areas. The competencies supporting this module have been carefully mapped to complement Skills for Health (Occupational Standards), Key Skills Framework (NHS) and The Care Certificate.

Programme Specification

The Role of the Health Care in the community level 3 together with the completion of this module will enable students to gain a Certificate of Continuous Professional Development for Health Care Assistants – Delivering Care in the Community 30 Credit Award. This module with also enable progression to apply for the Foundation Degree in Integrated Care Practice to become a Assistant Practitioner.


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