ONC8016 : Contemporary Issues in Palliative Care Practice: Management of Symptoms (Other Than Pain) in Advanced Diseases (E-learning)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mrs Isabel Quinn
- Lecturer: Mrs Karen Corder
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The aim of this module is to explore evidence-based, holistic management of symptoms (other than pain) in individuals with advanced disease (malignant & non-malignant conditions).
Outline Of Syllabus
This module will cover the following topics:
•Prevalence of symptoms in patients with advanced disease
•Assessment and outcome measures
•Consideration of the impact of local policy and guidance in care delivery.
•Challenges associated with evidenced-based symptom management
•Decision making in palliative care
Factors which contribute to high quality end of life care
•Improving multiprofessional and multidisciplinary approaches to holistic care delivery
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||1:00||20:00||Independent assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||12||4:00||48:00||Online content|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||1:00||10:00||Supplemental reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Online Discussion||11||2:00||22:00||Via discussion board|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The design of the on-line materials and tutorials encourage students to explore and deepen their understanding of managing symptoms in advanced disease, and to increase confidence and competence in the management used. The on-line asynchronous discussions focus on issues raised through the completion of weekly activities, reading and reflection. These online discussions will allow on-line networking and encourage reflective practice.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||90||Critical review of the evidence base for managing a symptom and critique of information resource. 2500 words|
|Portfolio||2||M||10||Participation in collaborative e-learning activities throughout the module|
|Written exercise||2||M||500 word critical review|
|Written exercise||2||M||800 word reflective review|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The final summative assessment is a 2500 word critical review of the evidence base for managing a symptom other than pain and includes a critique of an information resource relevant to the chosen symptom. The summative assessment is designed to demonstrate the students critical and knowledge skills and encourage reflective practice.
A participation grade is included to encourage and reward the student's engagement with the
Should a student fail the participation assessment and have to undertake a re-sit they will have to
complete a different form of assessment. The student will be asked to look at 2 participation
activities as identified by the module leader/team and submit a 500 word written summary (approx. 250 words per activity).
There are two formative assessments; formative assessment 1 is a 500 word critical review of the management of symptoms and formative assessment 2 is 800 word reflective review of symptom management. These assessments allow students to demonstrate critical thinking and how the theory can be applied to practice.