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GENA709 Long-term Condition Management

Principles of effective long-term condition management, including models of care, practice-based resources, cultural competence, patient self-management, early detection, impact of chronic conditions, and end-of-life care.

This paper is designed for health and social care professionals working in community-based, hospital or integrated care roles in relation to long-term conditions and multimorbidity. It supports individuals to lead workplaces in the development/improvement of systems and processes to deliver interdisciplinary long-term condition and multimorbidity care.

Paper title Long-term Condition Management
Paper code GENA709
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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NURS 427, GENX7, NURX 427
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, MHealSc
Includes residential period/s.
Suitable for health, social and other professionals from a range of disciplines.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Eileen McKinlay
Paper Structure

Elective paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC) (unendorsed and endorsed in Long-term Condtions Management)

The paper has four modules covering:

  • Long-term conditions
  • Models of long-term condition management
  • Patients perspectives
  • Teamwork and delivery system design
Teaching Arrangements

One compulsory residential conference, dates TBC. Other teaching via Blackboard and Zoom videoconferencing.

Study Skills resources and technology support is provided to students, at no-charge, through an online site that is accessed through Blackboard.

All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Define, describe and discuss the burden of long-term conditions and mulitmorbidity in New Zealand
  • Compare and evaluate effective management models for long-term conditions or multimorbidity and formulate focused approaches on how and when to use these
  • Identify and analyse the impact of having a long-term condition or multimorbidity
  • Describe, evaluate and apply delivery system redesign and effectively utilise the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork to support long-term condition and multimorbidity care

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Not offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system