Core Module Information
Module title: Frailty in Older People

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ADN09136
Module leader: Sam Abdulla
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will provide you with an introduction to assessment and recognition of frailty and deliver the underpinning theoretical knowledge to enable you to anticipate, plan and meet the nursing care requirements of an older person with frailty.The module will explore the five domains of a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and the relationship to risk assessment, care rounding and the care planning process.Topics to be covered will include:Ageing and link to frailty.Introduction to frailty - models, indicators, signs. Screening.Patient pathways.Frailty syndromes - delirium, incontinence, polypharmacy, falls, immobility.Deteriorating patient - dementia, delirium, depression.Frailty trajectories and planning for transition.Anticipatory care planning.Legal and professional issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically discuss models of frailty, risk factors and signs indicative of frailty in an older person.

LO2: Discuss recognition of reversible and non-reversible deterioration in a frail older person.

LO3: Evaluate legal and professional issues that impact on caring for of an older person with frailty syndromes.

LO4: Analyse the impact of using a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of a frail older person.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maria Pilcher
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 30
Online Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1~2~3~4 Exam Period , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
ADN09136 Frailty in Older People