Leading and Managing Long Term Conditions

Key information

Start date: 22 October 2021

Attendance dates:

October 2021: 22, 28
November 2021: 04, 15
December 2021: 01, 02, 08


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

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module invites you to critically review your knowledge, skills and understanding of the management of long term conditions and reflect on how care is provided for clients. 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 outcomes

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

  • Critique and evaluate existing frameworks for managing long term conditions at global, national, organisational and individual levels and explore and evaluate the effectiveness of existing service delivery models.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and evaluation of the roles and responsibilities and complexities of a whole systems approach in relation to the management of long term conditions to include advanced communication and leadership skills, integrated care pathways and referral systems.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding and evaluate the impact of cognitive and behavioural factors on people with long term conditions and develop critical responses to existing approaches to self-management and models of empowerment and advocacy.
  • Critically evaluate the legal and ethical dimensions of managing long term conditions including fair access to services through procurement and commissioning and end of life issues.

Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Models and frameworks for managing long term conditions
  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Policy and organisational analysis
  • Pre screening to end of life
  • Medicines management
  • Decision making in the context case management, risk analysis and risk assessment
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Psychological impact of long term conditions, including depression, loss and grief
  • Models of empowerment and patient education
  • Working in partnership, shared pathways in care, transition in care
  • Working with and supporting patients/clients, families and carers
  • E-health including telemedicine, telehealth and telecare.

Learning and teaching methods

he module will be facilitated using an enquiry based learning approach with key note lectures from relevant health and social care professionals. 

For the 2020/21 curriculum our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules may be delivered solely online or via a combination of face to face and online delivery, however for all programmes face to face contact time will be reduced, as per Government guidelines and to ensure the reduction of risk for all. Further information can be sought from the course leader (see below).


You will present a study of a patient/patient client group and critically analyse the way in which services to support their health and social care needs are organised, delivered and managed. The focus of your essay should be on your professional field and will conclude with recommendations for practice.

You will be expected to critically evaluate the key issues in the management of long term conditions.

Word count: 3,000

Course leader

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Sue Brooks

Senior Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form.

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.

Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.

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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