15 Credits NHS YEAR

Aims/Description: The unit provides students with an in depth knowledge and understanding of normal and abnormal physiology in those patients with long term conditions who are at risk of acute deterioration as a consequence of that condition or some other acute episode. It will explore current assessment approaches including use of track and trigger tools and communication strategies designed to improve response to deterioration. The current issues in acute practice, including, policy, guidelines, and clinical drivers will be explored and applied to the patients suffering an acute episode within the primary care setting.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, presentation

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK