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Complex Needs of the Frail Older Person

The aim if this module is to explore the unique characteristics of frailty in older people. Using a ‘Frailty Cycle’ model as the focus, it is designed to help the student to identify the multifactorial origins of frailty and their interplay as well as reflect on their role in leadership in care.

In doing this the student will then be able to apply this model as a tool in assessing and supporting the needs and care of their patients using appropriate therapeutic interventions.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3357
Module Credits: 45
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Martyn Deighton
T: 0116 2584138

Donna Edwards
T: 0116 250 6003


The module runs over two semesters.

Semester 2: 

  • Wednesday 10 January - Pre-course induction

  • Wednesday 17 January
  • Wednesday 24 January
  • Wednesday 31 January
  • Wednesday 7 February 
  • Wednesday 14 February 
  • Wednesday 21 February
  • Wednesday 28 February 
  • Wednesday 7 March 
  • Wednesday 14 March
  • Wednesday 21 March
  • Wednesday 28 March
  • Wednesday 4 April

Semester X:

  • 45 hours of self-directed study time.


Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

How to Apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Please read the following guidance notes and the process outlined below prior to completing the online application form.


  • Applications for all undergraduate LBR Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health practitioner programmes have been updated and are now an online process.

  • The funding for the NMAH 3357 module is ring-fenced and not funded through LETB, therefore when completing your application form under ‘funding’ you will need to select ‘Not EMLETB Funded’ as your current employer from the drop down list.

  • If your application requires supporting evidence or documentation; you will receive an email to your  application log-in email address after submission to DMU.

  • If successful, you will receive confirmation of your place on the programme/ module including your first day of attendance. Applicants who are enrolled onto modules MUST check the relevant module/ programme pages two weeks prior to teaching for confirmation of where the module will be taught.

  • Please note that places are limited and so complete applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

  • We recommend that you print a copy of the summary page once you have completed your application form.

  • Please note that published dates for modules are, at present provisional and may be subject to change.

Application Deadlines

The deadlines for receipt of completed and approved applications for the contract year 2017/18 are:

  • Semester 1: 18 August 2017 

Please Note: These submission deadline dates to DMU are for your fully completed online application form, which includes approval by your organisation’s lead LBR signatory and also any supporting information from new applicants, or returning students whose name has changed since they last studied at DMU.

You will therefore need to submit your online application form in advance of these dates to enable your authorised signatory to review and approve your application. 

If you have any queries regarding this process please check our frequently asked questions or contact the LBR Admissions Team on 0116 257 7700 or via email


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