Teesside University

Teesside University

The Management of Long-term Health Conditions

This programme equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to help clinically manage patients in adult care settings with long-term conditions. With a theoretical and clinical component, this module extends practice and equips students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be operational in the physical assessment, diagnosis and patient management elements of advanced practice. The focus is on advanced competence in clinical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, evidence-based therapeutics, patient-centred care, and ethical and legal issues. A variety of teaching and learning activities are used throughout the module. Formal and interactive lectures, alongside physical assessment skills workshops and specific distance learning, develop knowledge of anatomy, pathology and physiology as applied to the diagnostic process. Student-led seminars further develop knowledge in areas of practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be registered practitioners educated to degree level. Applicants with other qualifications and experience will be considered if they can provide evidence of their ability to study at master's level. All applicants should gain the support of their employing organisation, which should be able to provide them with suitable access to clinical mentorship for the duration of the course.

Course modules

Core modules: advancing assessment and management of patients with long-term conditions; supportive care for patients with long-term conditions.

Assessment methods

Summative assessment of learning is through: component 1: an objectively structured clinical examination which consists of 6 elements based on the case management of a client with multiple long-term health conditions. Component 2: the submission of a 4,000-word written assignment, where students do a critically reflective analysis of their learning in relation to assessing and managing 1 long-term condition, or 1 aspect of clinically assessing and managing a patient with multiple long-term conditions. This enables students to demonstrate critical evaluative skills and informed decision-making.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384110