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Enhancing the Care of Older People - Level 6 - AC6633


About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.


To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.


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During this module you will explore and develop your understanding of the complex needs of older people in a wide range of settings. You will critically review your knowledge base and enhance your skills in caring for older people, gaining an understanding of the values required to meet the needs of older people and their carers.

You will have the opportunity to critically analyse current policy drivers, demographic trends and consider the implications for the health and social care of older people and develop your critical appreciation of the ageing process.

The module places emphasis on the older person’s uniqueness recognising that older people are not a homogenous group. Life career and lifestyle need to be appreciated in providing person-centred nursing care. You will critically appraise theory and empirical research derived from social, political, health and nursing gerontology, and will explore its application to healthcare and care management in meeting the diverse needs of people in later life.


Study Dates for October Cohort:

Monday 22nd October

Monday 29th October

Monday 5th November

Monday 12th November

Monday 19th November

Monday 3rd December

Monday 10th December


Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a one-day interactive workshop, and will have the opportunity for discussion and feedback.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Discussions and Reflective Practice

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start October 2018

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module will develop your understanding of the complex needs of older people in a wide range of settings and  of the values required to meet the needs of older people and their carers.

Previous evidence of level 5 study

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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