GERONTOLOGY AND SPECIAL NEEDS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will be introduced to a range of medical conditions relating to gerontology, as well as to individuals with special needs. Out of hospital management of gerontological patients will be considered, and the physical, psychosocial and psychological aspects relating to ageing will be discussed and applied to simulated learning experiences. Students will also combine theoretical knowledge, with practical skills, to effectively manage patients with a range of long-term medical conditions necessitating specialised and extended care measures. Particular emphasis will be placed on reflective practice and decision-making, communication and problem-solving skills needed to manage these specific population groups.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Must pass PHE3COS and PAR3IPP and must be enrolled in HZPPPNB - Bachelor of Paramedic Practice/Bachelor of Public Health Promotion.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Chronic illness and disability.||Recommended||Chang, E 2008||CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, AUSTRALIA.|
|Readings||Older people, issues and innovations in care.||Recommended||Nay, R 2009||3RD EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, AUSTRALIA.|
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Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
Scheduled Online Class
Twelve 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Twelve two-hour online learning sessions."
Four 3.0 hours workshop per study period from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to attend four 3-hour workshops, on campus, in week one of semester two."
|Critical review and evaluation of online scenarios (equiv to 1,000 words).||35|
|One 1-hour written examination.||50|
|One 500-word workbook.||15|