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Enhancing the Care of Older People - Level 7 - AC0758

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing

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.

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 7

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

Sector Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start March 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 6 study

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