Advancing Practice in Long Term Conditions

Key information

Start date:
24 October 2024
Attendance dates:

24, 31 October 2024

01, 14, 20 November 2024

04 December 2024

Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will be delivered via a combination of face to face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

This module will enhance your knowledge, skills and understanding to support person-centred service development for babies, children, young people and adults with long-term conditions and their families/carers living with long-term condition(s). It will enable you to understand the challenges and complexities of living with a long-term condition and maximise routine practices, strategies and interventions used to support people to self-manage their illness. 

Central to this module is the significance of using evidence-based approaches to manage long-term conditions and to understand this in the context of contemporary health and social care practice.

This module can be accessed as a standalone module. It is recommended that applicants have carried out recent academic study that supports learning at the level they are applying for.

This also acts as a core module for the Specialist Practice Qualification Programmes (Level 7). Applicants will need to meet the entry requirements for those specific programmes.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate key national and international policies and priorities, current research and evidence in relation to patients with long-term conditions and apply to practice 
  • Evaluate the effects of life transitions and illness/disability on the patient, their families/ carers and on the practitioner-patient relationship 
  • Lead, promote and influence comprehensive knowledge of the contribution of other professionals and agencies to the care of service users and carers and work in effective collaboration. 
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of a range of models of working with people of all ages, families, communities and populations
  • Appraise relevant models of care and service delivery.


Course content

This module invites you to review your knowledge, skills and understanding of the management of long term conditions and reflect on how care is provided for people and their families/carers. This will be achieved through analysing key concepts and models of care and by challenging existing practices. You will explore and debate new and contemporary ways of managing long term conditions which could deliver improvements in the care of this client group.

Learning and teaching methods

You will engage in active debate, focused on critically applying knowledge and understanding to support person-centred service development for babies, children, young people and adults with long-term conditions. You will explore in depth the impact of long-term conditions on the individual, their family and carers based on best practice discussed within current national and international policy and guidelines. This approach encourages new practice initiatives using knowledge and understanding to support service development for people with long term conditions’ that is person centred; promoting self-management and collaborative working.

The module covers:

  • Effective communication strategies and relationship management skills
  • Decision making in the context case management, risk analysis and risk assessment
  • Psychological impact of LTCs including depression, loss & grief
  • Models of empowerment, patient education and therapeutic interventions
  • Working in partnership, shared pathways in care and transition in care
  • New and emerging science and technology, including genomics, E-health including digital technologies, informatics, telemedicine, telehealth & telecare
  • Safeguarding
  • Agreeing opportunities for supported self-care and treatment interventions 
  • Leading and promoting care provision that is person-centred, anti discriminatory, culturally competent and inclusive
  • Social prescribing


Formative assessment

Scenario based profession specific workshops will be used during the module to enable you to reflect on the evidence based knowledge you have gained and assist you in developing a clear rationale on how this may be applied in practice. This will enable you to prepare for the summative assessment.

Summative assessment

Submission of a 10 minute audio/visual digital recording. Within the recording, you will reflect upon a scenario from your practice area. This could include: an overview of a condition and the challenges it presents to individuals, their families, health and social care and society; an evaluation of relevant policies, theories and evidence related to different management approaches; a critical reflection on practice; and reasoned justification for how they might change a practice or service. You will be able to apply this to your area of practice, giving flexibility to all types of learners.

The recording will be supported by a 1000-word critical analysis commentary of practice in relation to the management of long-term condition(s) that has been discussed in the audio/visual digital recording.

In line with Professional and Regulatory body, Codes of Practice/Standards of Proficiency, if there is evidence of unsafe practice or any breach of confidentiality, the assessment will not meet the criteria to achieve a pass.

Course leader

Dr Neesha Oozageer Gunowa profile image

Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

Senior Lecturer and Pathway Lead in Community Nursing

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications typically close six weeks before the module start date and may close earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  2. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  3. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

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Terms and conditions

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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online. Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH