Core Module Information
Module title: Management of Chronic Disease (Singapore)

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

Module code: NUR09721
Module leader: Fiona-Jean Howson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


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 within Singapore. They are diabetes, stroke, heart failure and cancer.
Key areas of current chronic disease strategies and policies will be addressed and you will learn the principles of self-care, care management, compassionate care, telehealth care and anticipatory care. Understanding of service users and carer perspectives will be gained and you will be able to explore specific issues related to patients and carers.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person-centred, enabling role and work in partnership with patients/clients, carers and other professionals, within health, social and voluntary sectors.
The module will explore topics such as pathophysiology, symptom management, compassionate care, multimorbidity and anticipatory care. You will also consider information and support needs of patients and their carers, self-management strategies and the psychological consequences of chronic disease as well as social, cultural and spiritual issues.

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: Analyse current local practice and identify possible changes to improve psychological symptoms and health, and well-being for people living with one or more chronic diseases.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona-Jean Howson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Tutorial 4
Online Tutorial 8
Online Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09721/ NUR09400/NUR09136 Management of Chronic Disease