Working with Older People: Biopsychosocial Approaches Level 6 (Health CPD)
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This module focuses on improving your knowledge and understanding about working with older people from biological, psychological and social perspectives. Topics covered include social perceptions of older people, frailty and falls, sarcopenia, skin care and continence; but throughout the module the main emphasis is on you developing and advancing specific areas of practice which matter to you and the older people with whom you work.
Module Introduction: 10/04/24 10-11am
Online Block Release Dates:
15/04/24, 29/04/24, 13/05/24, 27/05/24, 17/06/24, 01/07/24
Live Online Tutorials:
16/04/24, 30/04/24, 14/05/24, 28/05/24, 18/06/24, 02/07/24 all 10-11am
Live Online Webinar:
23/04/24, 07/05/24, 21/04/24, 11/06/24, 25/06/24, 09/07/24 all 10-12pm
- In-depth understanding of frailty in later life
- Understanding of risk, accountability and duty of care and your own role in promoting the physical, psychological and social well-being of older people
- Ability to assess and manage a range of medical, psychological and social situations and conditions to explain the rationale for evidence-based approaches to care
- Expertise in influencing the promotion of a positive culture and care environment
- Evaluation of how current systems can be adapted to enhance the quality of life of older people and their carers
- Appreciation of a range of perspectives on well-being in later life including biological, psychological, and social approaches
- Expertise in working with older people as they approach the end of life and ability to implement holistic models of palliative, supportive and end of life care.
6 Online Blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
Written formative and summative assignments
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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