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Achieving Excellence in Care of Older People  (NR3167)

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The aim of this module is to provide health professionals with a work-based opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding and values which will enhance their practice in meeting the needs of older people; while developing a critical, reflective appreciation of the complexities of ageing in developing their capacity to make an effective contribution to the delivery of an inclusive service.  The concept of life-long learning will be promoted through knowledge acquisition and reflection on practice.

The module spans 15 weeks and students are expected to attend 6 study days and contribute to classroom and self-study activities.  The study days will comprise the 4 embedded workshops and 2 further contact days, the focus of which will be on academic development.  Complementary theory and practice hours will encourage practitioners to develop a knowledgeable, enquiring and confident approach towards the care management of older people.


This module consists of 4 Workshop days plus 3 Module contact days.

Module Dates 2014-2015

14 January 2015 - Registration and orientation session commences at 08.30 - 10.00 for attendees enrolling for Achieving Excellence in the Care of the Older People module

Workshop 1 - 14 January 2015 commence at 10.00 - 16.30;

Workshops 2, 3, 4 - 11 February, 11 March, 15 April 2015 commence at 09.00 - 16.30;

Module contact dates are 25 February; 18 March and 29 April 2015 commence at 09.00 - 16.30

Please note: There are two options for attendance. Participants are welcome to:

1.    Enrol for one or more of the workshops which run one day per month January - April as stand alone study activities.
2.    Enrol for the module 'Achieving Excellence in the Care of Older People' (30 credits/BSc (Hons) in Clinical Practice).  The next module commences January 2015 and comprises all four workshops, 08.30-10.00 on the first workshop day (January 14th), two further contact days (Wednesday 25th February 2015, Wednesday 18th March and 29th April 2015), self-study and work-based assessments.  

Students who have undertaken any or all of the workshops within 2 years prior to registering for the module will not need to repeat these. This means, for example, if you have attended workshops in the 2013 series, you would not need to attend them again if enrolling to begin the module in 2015. In this case, you would need only to attend any workshops missed, the 08.30-10.00 session on  the first workshop day (January 14th) and the contact days.


A 5,000 word work-based, reflective assignment that explores critically the care given to an older person and a clinical portfolio.  


Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus

Module leader 

Ms Mandy King

Position:Lecturer / Practitioner - Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Care
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7763Extension: 7763


Please note that all course fees must be paid in full prior to commencement of the programme. For more information, please contact