Assessment of the Older Person - Level 6 - 40 credit points

Available at Level 6 - 40 credit points (SHG3115) or Level 7 – 30 credits (SHGM04)

Module Aim:

The module will enable health professionals to explore the complexities associated with the needs of the older person and identify strategies for promoting their health and wellbeing. It will allow the practitioner to apply their understanding of the complexities of ageing in order to make an effective contribution to the delivery of an improved service which better meets the needs of the older person.

This module aims to:

  1. Enable students to examine and explore the complex needs of the older person and identify individualised strategies for promoting health and wellbeing in an older person.
  2. Provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of appropriate knowledge and skills in order to be able to assess and provide care to the older person with complex needs.
  3. Provide students with the opportunity to develop and apply an understanding of assessment, monitoring and outcomes in the older adult with multi morbidity.

Who should take this module?

This can be taken as an optional module for the post-registration level 6 or as a stand-alone module. The module is available to registered healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge around assessment of the older person with complex needs.

Students will be required to identify an appropriate placement area and mentor prior to commencing the module. These will need to be agreed with the module leader.

Module Code: SHG3115

Venue: St Davids Park

Module Leader: Beth Griffiths Email E.D.Griffiths@swansea.ac.uk

 

Module Dates - Level 6

  • 24 & 25 May
  • 7, 8 & 21 June
  • 5 & 19 July
  • 2, 16 August (16th is a placement day so can be altered)
  • 6 & 7 September

Module Dates - Level 7

  • 24 & 25 May
  • 7, 8 & 21 June
  • 5 July
  • 2, 16 August (16th is a placement day so can be altered)
  • 7 September