Collaborative Working in Symptom Management
This module will allow you to develop a holistic approach to the multi-disciplinary management of complex symptoms when working with clients requiring palliative care. The philosophy of the module is to focus on the patient’s narrative of individual needs, the quality of their life and the management of symptoms in a way that is appropriate to them at a specific time, so enhancing clinical practice. A collaborative approach to care is advocated. The module reflects the End of Life Care competency of Symptom Management - maintaining comfort and wellbeing at the end of life.
Who the course is aimed at
The module is aimed at a wide range of practitioners in the field of oncology, palliative and end of life care. e.g. Nurses, Physiotherapists, Doctors, Therapy Radiographers, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Chaplains.
Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient
This module allows you to further develop a collaborative approach to the management of complex symptoms whilst also critically evaluating the role of the multi disciplinary team in this context
What you learn
The module aims to develop a culture of collaborative multi-disciplinary working in the holistic management of complex symptoms. The philosophy of the module will be to focus on the patient’s narrative of individual needs, the quality of their life and the management of symptoms in a way that is appropriate to them at a specific time.
The module focuses on the critique of effective ‘team’ working with the patient and carer highlighted as key members of this team. The module aims to enhance your team working skills using a problem-based approach to group work mirroring collaborative working in practice.
General areas covered
- Concepts of holistic care
- Collaborative working within the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team
- Team building theory
- Patient Assessment and the principles of symptom management
- Patient coping strategies
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
The module will facilitate the development of an in-depth critical approach to the evaluation of complex symptoms relevant to your practice and foster the development of collaborative working.
Unique or interesting features
You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module including the development of a group poster with support and feedback from your tutor.
To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with
- a reliable internet connection
- Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
- Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £1,335
International students: £1,335 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- Relevant professional qualification
- Relevant work experience
- Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
- Reliable internet connection
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area
The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to commence delivery from week commencing 30th September 2019 with online induction taking place from week commencing 23rd September 2019. The module is usually delivered over a 12 week period.
For distance learning modules attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Group Assessment
- Written Assignment
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits