|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||College of Healthcare Sciences|
Available to students eligible to enrol in MPsych, DPsych or any postgraduate diploma or certificate.
This subject builds upon the core skills provided in PY5017 to provide additional specialised training. The focus is upon specialised assessment methods, identification and discrimination of less common forms of dementia, work in chronic care and residential care facilities and dealing with health-related issues. Topics include the assessment and diagnosis of less common neurological disorders, including Parkinsons disease, frontal lobe dementia, subcortical dementias and Lewy body variant; differentiation of depression and dementia; identification and management of disruptive behaviours; issues in residential care, including interdisciplinary teams and training; caregiving, including special topics such as elder abuse; specialised assessment methods, including cognitive screening; specialised memory tests, functional tests and neuropsychological methods and advanced health promotion, particularly nutrition, exercise and successful ageing.
|Townsville, Block, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015|
|Face to face teaching (Face to face dates exist for this subject)|
|Coord/Lect:||<Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||weekly activities 40%; short papers 30%; practical work 30%.|
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.