Caring for Older People
Level 4

 
Title of learning programme Caring for Older People Programme
Programme level 4
Duration of learning programme 20 weeks x 10 hours
Total number of learning hours per programme 200 *

* Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

The Impact of Demographic Trends in Caring for Older People

2

The Social Context of Care for Older People

3

The Provision of Care Within a Mixed Economy

4

Helping Older People Achieve Independence

5

The Physiology of Ageing

6

Promoting Health in Older People

7 Holistic Care for Older People
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 The Impact of Demographic Trends in Caring for Older People.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify examples of factors involved in population ageing.

LO2

Define the role of women as carers and as recipients of care.

LO3 Explore the implications for ethnic minority groups of ageing in Britain.
 

Module 2 The Social Context of Care for Older People.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Identify common stereotyping of older people.

LO2

Explain the effects of such stereotyping upon older people.

LO3 Explore why stereotypical attitudes persist in British society.
LO4 Define some of the major sociological issues which affect the lives of older people.
LO5 Explain the sociological effects of retirement from work.
 
Module 3 The Provision of Care Within a Mixed Economy.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore some of the major policies which have directly influenced community care provision.

LO2

Identify the fundamental changes initiated by recent government policy.

LO3

Discuss some of the implications of being cared for by the family.

LO4

Explain the domiciliary services available to the older person.

 

Module 4 Helping Older People Achieve Independence.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Describe the effects of marginalisation and isolation on older people.

LO2

Explain the principles of Advocacy, Accountability and Responsibility.

LO3

Explore rights and advocacy.

LO4

Describe some issues related to support services and the appropriate delivery of such services.

 

Module 5 The Physiology of Ageing.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain the physiological process of ageing.

LO2

Explore the relationship between these processes and illnesses associated with elderly people.

LO3

Discuss the factors affecting homeostasis.

 

Module 6 Promoting Health in Older People.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explore the health needs of older people.

LO2

Identify ways of applying principles of health promotion and teaching to the life situations of clients.

LO3

Identify how knowledge of the psychological changes in learning and memory. which occur in old age can be used to optimise the effects of health education.

 

Module 7 Holistic Care for Older People.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Analyse the needs of clients using a model for care.

LO2

Explore the issues related to quality of life.

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