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Undergraduate Course: Management of Transitions - The Care of the Older Person (NUST10039)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn introduction to the theories of transition and successful ageing provide the backdrop to this varied course. Management of Transitions covers theoretical and ethical issues as well as a wide range of topics relevant to practice to reflect the complexity of the nursing care of older people.

Issues relating to the autonomy of older people are covered and include protection of vulnerable adults, advocacy, end of life issues, dementia, elder abuse, and managing challenging behaviour.

Clinical issues focus upon managing depression in older people, management of medication, promoting nutrition, wound management, moving and handling training and continence care.

Throughout the course there are opportunities to reflect on practice placement experiences and to discuss practice issues with the help of outside speakers from a range of workplaces.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 135, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 31 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One course paper of 4000-4500 words
Feedback Formative feedback will be given on a 300 word essay.

Summative feedback will be given via Learn on the course paper.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply the concepts and skills developed in previous years of the programme to the care of older people with respect to changes in health status and the physical, mental and emotional aspects of care required
  2. Be able to identify needs and desires of older people for health promotion and the education and support required for independent living
  3. Be able to understand issues of safeguarding older people and identify the nurse's role in supporting and protecting vulnerable older adults
  4. Define and demonstrate the principles of advocacy for older people
  5. Have an understanding of the partnership agenda with older people, their carers, advocates and other health and social care partners
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Sarah Rhynas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3882
Course secretaryMiss Morven Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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