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MO1009 - Older Persons Health

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

This module provides participants with the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of health service provision for older persons living in rural and remote communities. Participants will be guided through the process of assessment and intervention planning for an older person within the context of their own practice. Inter-professional implications for rural and remote service delivery will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the impact of biological ageing (normal ageing) and the subsequent conditions that may arise for an older person living in a rural or remote community;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practice in the assessment and management of various conditions related to normal ageing;
  • Design an evidence-based intervention plan for an older person living in a rural or remote context, taking into consideration the availability of local resources and support networks.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. This module requires access to a patient or consumer being an older person, ageing in place, so as to demonstrate achievement of module outcomes in the appropriate clinical context.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 13
Census Date 25-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Anne Jones
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activites
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) standardised assessment tool presentation (must pass). 2) evidence-based intervention report - older person ageing in place (must pass).

External, Study Period 17
Census Date 09-Sep-2019
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Anne Jones
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activites
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) standardised assessment tool presentation (must pass). 2) evidence-based intervention report - older person ageing in place (must pass).

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.