Care of the Older Person with Frailty

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

January 2023

Application deadline

1 September (for a September start)

1 January (for a January start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level


Academic credits


This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


This Care of the Older Person with Frailty module will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the complexity of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relevant to the older person with frailty in a variety of care environments, including the home, community settings and hospital.

You will gain practical experience of caring for these patients in a variety of settings. The module will provide you with the opportunity to think critically and logically about issues pertinent to the acute care of the older person with frailty.

Healthcare professional caring for elderly patient

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health care professional with a minimum of one year of relevant clinical experience, and from a respective healthcare background.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £2,310 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course​

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £2,310 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course​

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods, please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds, please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

The teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the module reflects its student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. The module has an appropriate division between structured learning activities and private study. 

This module is taught via a blended learning approach, it involves a mixture of pre session reading, online activities and presentations blended with face-to-face seminars, problem based learning, workshops and critical debate. All of the learning methods to be used will engage the student in both academic and practice learning.

You will be assessed 100% through coursework.

Healthcare professional attending to elderly patient

Learning and teaching

Topics include:

  • Nature of fragility
  • Anatomy and physiology of ageing
  • Atypical presentation of acute illness in the frail older person
  • Interplay of co morbidities, multiple interacting complex problems and acute exacerbations of existing illness.
  • Common and high impact issues which can result in harm to older people with frailty
  • Relational/person centred care
  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and evidence based models of care


Assessment methods used on this course

100% course work.

  1. Reflective essay (50%)
  2. Poster presentation and abstract (50%)


Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.