Core Module Information
Module title: Management of Psychosocial Issues in Long-Term Conditions

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

Module code: NMS09146
Module leader: Fiona Mackinnon
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

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

Description of module content:

Medical and social models of care, Health outcomes; information and support, psychological consequences, social issues, cultural and spiritual issues, Self-management strategies, “Expert Patient” Programme, enabling role, partnership working, Ethical, advocacy and discrimination issues, Compliance/ concordance
Cost-effectiveness and quality of life issues.
Management of changed health status, complex problems/ co-morbidities, clinical guidelines/ protocols.
Anticipatory care, multi and interdisciplinary working, role of NHS, social and voluntary sector, e-health, multiagency working, service user/ carers experiences.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: LO1 Evaluate current theory and research underpinning current practice in the management of psychosocial factors in people affected by a long term condition.
LO2: Examine the social and psychological impact of diagnosis and symptoms on people and their family/ carers affected by a specific long term condition.
LO3: Examine the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self-management to enable people to live positively with a long term condition.
LO4: Critically reflect on current practice and compare to the evidence base using local, national and international guidelines, strategies and other evidence.
LO5: Explore current local practice and possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with a long term condition.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09146 Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions