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Multimorbidity and Case Management

This course will encourage you to support people who manage complicated needs, multiple conditions and polypharmacy.

Multimorbidity and Case Management
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Consider the needs of people with multimorbidity and develop care plans

The aim of this course is to facilitate nurses to improve quality of life by reducing treatment burden, adverse events, and unplanned or uncoordinated care.

It will explore polypharmacy, review of medicines and non-pharmacological treatments, such as diets and exercise programmes, that take into account the likely benefits and possible harm for the individual.

A range of nursing roles and models of care delivery will be reviewed which aim to deliver comprehensive integrated care.

What topics will you cover?

  • Definitions and classifications of multi-morbidity
  • The scale and impact of multi-morbidity
  • The determinants of multi-morbidity
  • The burden of multi-morbidity on individuals
  • The burden of multi-morbidity on healthcare systems
  • Common clusters of conditions
  • Management of multi-morbidity
  • Polypharmacy
  • Integration of services
  • Models of care delivery

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Debate critically the burden of multi-morbidity locally, nationally and internationally on individuals, families and the health system
  • Debate some issues associated with single disease focused models of care
  • Evaluate critically a range of nursing roles which contribute to coordinated care delivery for people living with complex long-term conditions

Who is the course for?

Coventry University MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse with over 30 years experience in clinical, managerial and educational roles, with a particular interest in specialist palliative care, long term conditions and communication skills.

I had 30 years experience as a specialist nurse, health visitor & community matron before teaching in higher education. Specialist areas are the management of long term conditions & end of life care.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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