2 x 1-hour lectures per semester 5 x 1-hour tutorials per semester 1 x 9-hour independent study weekly 5 x 2.5-hour on-line exercises per semester 5 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 Admission into MAG-Master of Applied Gerontology 1a Admission into GCPCAC-Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care in Aged Care 1b Admission into MPCAC-Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care 1c Admission into GCDCL-Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care and Leadership 1d Admission into GCOACW-Graduate Certificate in Older Adult Care and Wellbeing 1e Admission into MNG-Master of Nursing - 2 years Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e))
Enrolment not permitted
AGES8002 has been successfully completed
Familiarity in the use of literature and accessing relevant data bases including OVID Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and any others appropriate to the area of study.
Topic only available to postgraduate students
Assignment(s); Online tutorial participation
This topic focuses on an understanding of the process and impact of ageing across a variety of care settings. The impact of changes to physical and physiological domains of ageing people will be introduced through the review of:
common patterns of ageing and illness trajectories
critical clinical issues in the health of older people
the integral role of individual patient centred assessment
key partnerships with members of the multidisciplinary team.
This topic presents an introduction to the process and impact of ageing across the breadth of physical and physiological domains and in the context of the varied settings in which ageing people reside and receive health care. The importance of comprehensive patient centred assessment and examples of commonly used standardized assessment instruments will be presented.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic the student will be able to:
Outline the key theoretical approaches in biological ageing
Describe how ageing affects the human body
Distinguish pathological ageing from the typical human ageing process
Recognise the impact of ageing on symptom presentation
Demonstrate an understanding of person centred assessment for older people
Identify tools suitable for assessing older people
Develop reflective arguments on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to assessment and treatment for older people
Apply clinical decision-making principles to support healthy ageing.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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