Courses & Units

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults CAD210

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

This unit has a focus on wellbeing and mental health issues and conditions that are common in older adults. You will be required to be familiar with tools of assessment used for the evaluation of mental health status, as well as services that are available in this area. The unit will detail evidence-based strategies and approaches to support mental wellbeing, and will address related stigma and misconceptions that commonly occur with respect to the mental health of older adults. Workshop activities and simulations will support the development of skills in discussing and assessing mental health status.

Summary

Unit name Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults
Unit code CAD210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Prof James Vickers

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 069999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

CAD119

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus workshops;

Internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lectures weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorials weekly

Assessment

Discussion posts (online) (10%), Report (10%), Plan (2 plans, 20% each), Short essay questions (800 words each, 40%).

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Textbooks

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