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Self-management in Long Term and Neurological Conditions

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Self-management in Long Term and Neurological Conditions

This module will focus on three key underlying concepts which influence self-management in people with long term and neurological conditions. These are 1) the individual/personal level of each specific condition, factors affecting coping and adjustment, 2) professional attitudes and beliefs towards person centred approaches, patient led treatment and enabling self-management and finally 3) factors associated with implementation of self-management at an organisational/service delivery level.

Students are encouraged to use the evidence and policy on self-management initiatives to develop a proposal for service change in their own area of practice.

  1. The skills and knowledge required for practitioners to work at an individual/personal level to promote self-management and active participation
  2. Developing a rationale for developments in service delivery and evaluation in their own area of practice, which promote self-management, active participation and successful transitions from acute and episodic care.

 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically synthesise the evidence to support self-management programmes for people with long-term conditions and evaluate the potential barriers of implementation within rehabilitation and other care service models.
  2. Demonstrate critical appreciation of service development and change management tools and incorporate these in service development proposals.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to critical debate and synthesise current theories and research on behaviour change and adjustment to living with a long term condition.
  4. Critically reflect on the way in which styles of therapeutic interaction and learning can influence self-efficacy and self-management when enabling and supporting self-management.
  5. Critique methods of service user involvement in the planning, delivery and evaluation of self-management programmes.

Who is the module for?  Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care including nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists.

Module code: ER713X

Entry criteria:

  • Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a first degree in a relevant professional area (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Recent Level 6 or 7 study will also be considered.

Non-standard entry

  • Qualified health and social care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and asked to complete a short qualifying essay.
  • If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section) or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: 2500 word written assignment and a formative oral presentation

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days plus half-day self-directed online study.

Module dates:*
(9am-5pm)

  • 12, 19, 26 May 2016
  • 15, 22 January, 1, 8 March, 17 May 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

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