LIVING WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

PHE2LCI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students examine chronic conditions with emphasis on issues pertaining to management of these conditions at a community level. There will be a concentration on theories and constructs relevant to healthy self-management and effective social support for those living with chronic conditions. The content of the subject includes presentation of the World Health Organisation's classification systems relevant to disability (ICIDH,ICF) and illustration of the application of this framework to chronic illness conditions across the life-span.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE1IDH or PSY1PYA

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions N/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChronic illness: new perspectives and new directionsRecommendedWalker, C, Peterson, C. Millen N & Martin, C eds) 2003TERTIARY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsCommunity disability services: an evidence based approach to practiceRecommendedDempsey, I & Nankervis, K 2005UNSW PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the ICF framework to chronic conditions across the lifespan.

Activities:
Lectures & workshop activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse how policy and community services can impact on persons living with a chronic condition.

Activities:
Group presentation on self-management program
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Analyse how psychosocial factors can impact on persons living with a chronic condition.

Activities:
Interview a person with a chronic condition and individual presentation of the interview.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply chronic disease management knowledge and skills to health promotion/education practice.

Activities:
Reflective journal based on workshop activities and one 2 hour final examination on chronic disease management.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size180

Enrolment information Core subjects for four courses Consult with coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Buultjens

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One, 2 hour Workshop per week."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One, 1 hour lecture per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-min presentation of a 30 min interview25 03
one 2-hour examination45 01, 02, 03, 04
one 20-min group oral presentation20 02, 03
workshop activities10 02, 03, 04