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: Susan Taylor
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
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module will be delivered using a blended approach including the use of lectures, tutorials and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Moodle. A variety of teaching strategies will be employed, designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging you to engage with the material in a meaningful way.
The content will be delivered in units to guide you through the module in a structured manner (LO 1 to 4). Collaborative learning will be promoted through the use of synchronous and asynchronous online discussion groups on the VLE facilitated by the module team (LO 1 to 4). The use of the VLE gives flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits them.
Online tutorials, lectures and the use of Web-ex will offer the opportunity for you to get together with other students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to enhance and extend your learning (LO 1 to 4). The activities will encourage you to engage with the literature and critically reflect on practice (LO1 to 4).
You will be asked to select a specific chronic disease to critically examine the evidence base underpinning current practice (LO 1, 2, 3). Patient scenarios will be used to support your learning and these will be authentic cases, based on real life patients who have specific chronic diseases. 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 chronic disease (LO 3,4).
The module will develop your knowledge and skills to adopt an enabling role and work in partnership with client/carers and interprofessional working, within the Singapore Health, social and voluntary sectors (LO1 to 4).

Formative Assessment:
You will be offered the opportunity to receive formative feedback in the form of online activities (LOs1, 2, 4) which you can access at a time and place suitable to you. Formative assessment will also be offered within the online tutorial sessions supervised by the module team - with students receiving lecturer and peer feedback (LOs1 to 4).
Students will also have an opportunity to submit a 500 word structured summary of the key aspects of their assignment to be submitted via Turnitin in Week 7 and received lecturer feedback

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.
You will select one chronic disease from the four studied in the module (diabetes, stroke, heart failure and cancer) and write a portfolio illustrating and examining issues that may affect a person with the chronic disease chosen.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Online Tutorial 8
Face To Face Tutorial 4
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 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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