Module title: Management of Chronic Disease

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

Module code: NUR09400
Module leader: David Tait
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Long Term Conditions

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

2020/1, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Mackinnon
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students will select a specific long term condition to critically examine the evidence base underpinning current practice in managing psychosocial issues and promoting self-management (LOs1, 2, 3). A person centred evidence-based approach will underpin the teaching and learning activities to promote best practice, to meet the needs of the people living with a long term condition (LO 4). The module will develop the students’ knowledge and skills to adopt an enabling role and work in partnership with client/carers and interprofessional working, within health sectors (LOs1 to 4).
The module will be delivered fully online via Moodle (LOs 1 to 4). A variety of teaching strategies will be employed, designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging the student to engage with the material in a meaningful way. The module content will be delivered in units to guide students through the module in a structured manner (LOs 1 to 4). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of synchronous and asynchronous online discussion groups on Moodle facilitated by the module team (LOs 1 to 4). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so students can choose to learn at a time which suits them. Online tutorials, lectures and the use of WebEx will offer the opportunity for students to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to enhance and extend students learning (LOs 1 to 4). The activities will encourage students to engage with the literature and critically reflect on practice (LOs1 to 4).

Formative Assessment:
Will be offered in the form of online activities (LOs1, 2, 4) which students can access at a time and place suitable to them. Formative assessment will also be offered within the online tutorial sessions and online discussions supervised by the module team with students receiving lecturer and peer feedback (LOs1 to 4)

Summative Assessment:
Week 14 - The summative (marked) assessment will be in the form of a portfolio of elements – based on your online discussion activity, and a written report.

This is a single component assessment in the format of a report with two parts:
Part 1 (Evidence of participation)
Evidence of contribution to 2 online discussion throughout module (submitted with component 2 in week 14) 10 % of total mark, 10 % awarded for evidence of participation in each discussion (2 X 250 words).

Part 2 (Report) submitted in week 14 will test students’ knowledge of LO 1-4.
A 3500 word portfolio addressing one psychosocial issue that may affect a person with their chosen long term condition. Students will compare their current practice, in supporting a person to manage the selected psychosocial issue, to evidence for best practice. Students will make recommendations for future practice.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 16
Online Tutorial 8
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will learn about the consequences that living with a chronic disease (or diseases) has on the individual, as well as the impact on family, friends, and carers. You will focus your learning on a particular chronic disease that are health priorities globally and local and national contexts. They are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Evaluate the evidence-base underpinning current practice in the management of people affected by chronic diseases.
LO2: Examine the social and psychological impact of conclusive diagnosis of a chronic disease on people and their family/ carers.
LO3: Explore the role of the multidisciplinary team in promoting self-management to enable people to live positively with a chronic disease.
LO4: Explore current local practice and possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with one or more chronic diseases.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09721 / NUR09400 Management of Chronic Disease