SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB726034
Module Leader Lisa Barr
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Nursing
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This theory/practice based module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the topic area by exploring and evaluating contemporary themes associated with Anticipatory Care for Long Term Conditions. From a bio-psychosocial perspective, students will critically explore the causes and effects of living with a Long Term Condition and the role of health care professionals/practitioners in contributing to and leading care delivery/service development. Consequently, students will have the opportunity to evaluate current strategies and frameworks associated with the assessment, planning and implementation of care. In line with the NMC framework (NMC, 2001) Students undertaking the Advancing District Nursing pathway will, with guidance from a District Nurse Practice supervisor/assessor, undertake 100 hours of practice related to supporting anticipatory care. This will encompass a range of activities based on the student's learning requirements.


Epidemiology and Aetiology of Long Term Conditions Policy drivers: National and Local strategies Models of Anticipatory Care for Long Term Conditions Management Patient Centred Care & Self-management principles and strategies Health Inequalities Health Promotion Working and Leading in Partnership Anticipatory Care Planning Transition and Rehabilitation Referral pathways Digital Health The role of Third Sector/Voluntary Organisations/Agencies

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Critically analyse and evaluate the health burden associated with Long Term Conditions and their contemporary focus within health care policy2. Evaluate the bio-psychosocial impact and management of long term conditions on individuals, carers, families and society3. Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary models of Anticipatory Care which support the collaborative management of individuals with Long Term Conditions and targeting interventions for high risk groups within the population4. Evaluate the role of the health professional/practitioner regarding anticipatory care planning5. Evaluate the contribution of partnership working within and across health, social care sector and other relevant contributors 6. Synthesise knowledge from a range of sources to present a reasoned argument7. Undertake and critically reflect on programme related practice in relation to long term condition management8. Critically reflect and undertake self-assessment of current knowledge and skills in relation to advancing district nursing practice by reviewing, amending and completing the practice learning plan

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The teaching and learning strategy involves a range of student centred methods including lectures, case study based seminars and group work. The virtual learning environment, GCU Learn, will provide a platform for peer support and independent study materials. These resources will provide opportunities for students to enhance skills of evaluation and synthesis and develop creative and original responses to knowledge and understanding of the subject commensurate with SCQF level 11 characteristics. Similarly, academic guidance will be provided on an individual and group basis. Students will have the opportunity to submit an optional 500 word formative essay.

Indicative Reading

BARRY, A. & YUILL. C. 2016. Understanding the Sociology of Health (4th edition). London: Sage Publications. CARRIER, J. 2016. Managing Long-term conditions and Chronic Illness in primary Care: A guide to good practice (2 nd edition). Oxon: Routledge. COULTER, A., ROBERTS, S. & DIXON, A. 2013. Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions. Building the house of care. The Kings Fund. DENNY, E., EARLE S. & HEWISON A. 2016. The sociology of long term conditions and nursing practice (3 rd edn), Palgrave Macmillan. GERRISH, K., LATHLEAN J. 2016. The Research Process in Nursing (7 th edn). Oxford Blackwell Publishing Ltd. (available as an e-book via GCU library) HUTCHISON, D. 2016. Long Term Conditions: A Manual for General Practice Nurses. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform LLOYD, C.E. & HELLER, T. 2012. Long Term Conditions: challenges in Health and Social Care. London: Sage Publications. NAIDOO, J. & WILLS, J. 2009. Foundations for Health promotion (4th edn). United Kingdom: Balliere Tindall. NEWMAN, S., STEED, L. & MULLIGAN, K. 2009. Chronic Physical illness: self-management and behavioural interventions. London: McGraw Hill. (Available as an e-book via GCU library) NICOL, J. & Hollowood L. 2019. Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions (3rd edn). London: Sage Publications. NOLTE, E. & MCKEE, F. 2008. Caring with people with chronic conditions: a health system perspective. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. (Available as an e-book via GCU library) PORTH, C. (2016) Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states. 9th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT .2012. A National Telehealth and Telecare Delivery Plan for Scotland to 2016: Driving Improvement. Integration and Innovation. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT. 2008. "Gaun yersel: the self management strategy for long term conditions in Scotland" Edinburgh. WILLS, J. 2014. Fundamentals of Health Promotion for nurses (2 nd edn). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (available as an e-book via GCU library ) WISTOW, J., BLACKMAN, T., BYRNE, D.S & WISTOW, G. 2016. Studying health inequalities: an applied approach. Bristol: Policy Press WOOTON, R., DIMMICK, S.L. & KEVDAR, J.C. 2006. Home Telehealth: connecting care within the community. The Royal Society of Medicine Press. (Available as an e-book via GCU library) URL's <> (long term conditions alliance) <> <> <> <> <> <> ualityOutcomesFramework.aspx <> <> <> <> <> <> <> Carers/Blogs: <> Anticipatory Care Planning: <> -900

Transferrable Skills

Work in a self-directed manner, taking responsibility for own learning, personal development and practice competence. - Develop communication and IT skills to underpin effective learning. - Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms. - Work effectively with others. - Underpin professional development by integration of theory and practice

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 16.00
Independent Learning (FT) 90.00
n/a 82.00
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework n/a 100.00 50% Coursework 3000 words
Practice Hours n/a 0.00 50% Practice Hours