Students will have the opportunity to synthesise the learning they have achieved in other topics and apply this to a specific health condition, context or population of their choice with a view to generic issues. Conditions may include, as examples, asthma, diabetes, arthritis, specific mental health diagnoses, a specific addiction, chronic obstructive airways disease, chronic pain, and so on. Either acquired or congenital conditions may be chosen.
Students will examine, in detail, the specific needs and challenges of applying a generic chronic conditions self-management approach to their chosen area of focus, with consideration given to individual, community, and systems implications as these relate to existing health and welfare policy for the area of focus.
This topic aims to: