Courses & Units

Chronicity and Multimorbidity CAD119

Introduction

This unit will explore how biological processes lead to diseases and ill-health, as well as dying and death. Chronic illness will be a particular focus of this unit, with students exploring some of the chronic illnesses and associated risk factors that can be experienced by older adults, as well as multimorbidity. The unit will examine strategies to minimise the impact of chronicity and multimorbidity. In addition, the impacts of chronicity and multimorbidity on the individual and society will be explored.

Summary

Unit name Chronicity and Multimorbidity
Unit code CAD119
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Jenna Ziebell
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the major chronic conditions associated with ageing
  • Explore the complexity of multimorbidity and impact on the individual and society
  • Identify health and social supports available to people experiencing chronic/multi-morbid conditions
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $1,323.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuiz (20%)|Presentation (30%)|Assignment (30%)|Discussion posts (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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