Short course

Chronic Disease Management

This course aims to enhance the clinical practice of healthcare professionals working in primary or secondary care settings who manage patients with chronic diseases. It covers the pathophysiology of a range of chronic diseases and equips practitioners to deliver effective management plans for optimised patient care.

Start date
5th - 6th October, 2nd - 3rd November, and 30th November - 1st December 2023
6 days
Home - £1130
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

Chronic Disease Management will appeal to clinical practitioners, from multi-professional backgrounds, working within primary or secondary care settings who have direct clinical responsibility for the assessment and management of patients presenting with chronic disease.

The module will develop your knowledge of the pathophysiology and common presenting signs and symptoms of a range of chronic diseases. Through analysis of contemporaneous national policy and clinical guidelines, the module will support the development of knowledge to facilitate the delivery of effective and comprehensive management plans to optimise patient outcome along the disease continuum.

The learning and teaching approaches will be underpinned by detailed consideration of the relevant evidence base research and theory.  There will be opportunities for collaborative learning and engagement with clinicians. The module will combine lectures, workshops, seminars, and e-learning that is designed in a way to enhance application of learning to the clinical environment.

Methods of teaching

Lectures, workshops, tutorials and blended learning activities.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the altered anatomy and pathophysiology of common chronic diseases along the disease continuum.
  2. Critically appraise and demonstrate synthesis of knowledge of the hierarchy of evidence which inform national guidelines relating to the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of common chronic diseases.
  3. Apply synthesis of clinical knowledge to formulate comprehensive clinical management plans for individuals living with chronic disease, with a view to promoting optimisation of self-care and management through pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions and social prescribing.
  4. Explore social, economic and environmental factors that impact on the prevalence and distribution of common chronic diseases at a local, regional and national level with reference to public health initiatives to prevent disease.
  5. Critically evaluate the impact of current health and social care policy on the organisational management of healthcare services for chronic disease management, including engagement across the primary and secondary care interface and their influence on the patient experience (and their families) living with a chronic disease.


3,000-word essay (100%)

Academic lead

Dr Kanta Kumar