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Effective approaches to managing complex care needs MED5622

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Health and Wellbeing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will enable students to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the development and delivery of health improvement programmes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have complex care needs. Students will learn how the interaction of co-occurring conditions with intellectual and developmental disabilities impacts on health and wellbeing and potential interdisciplinary approaches to managing the complex interactions across conditions. We will introduce novel methods to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of interventions and services for individuals with complex care needs and students will be supported to design complex care programmes suitable to the setting they work in.

Timetable

Lectures take place in semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

None.

Excluded Courses

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Assessment

Intervention plan (50%) (1500 words approx)

 

Oral presentation (50%)

Course Aims

The aims of this course are for students to:

■ Develop knowledge of how co-occurring conditions commonly experienced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities interact and create complexity.

■ Develop skills relevant to the design and delivery of health improvement programmes for individuals with complex care needs, across a range of health and social care settings. This will include using vignettes and case examples to support student learning on how to implement effective programmes into specific settings.

■ Understand how to evaluate the management of complex care needs at an individual and service level.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically discuss how co-existing conditions interact to create complex care needs.

2. Critically analyse ways in which complex care needs negatively impact on the health and well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

3. Develop strategies to deliver effective interventions and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have complex care needs.

4. Design systems to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of approaches to the management of complex care needs.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.