This unit will demonstrate how pathological processes lead to diseases and conditions associated with ageing, as well as biological processes associated with dying and death. Chronic illness will be a particular focus of this unit, with students exploring the main types of chronic illness experienced by older adults, as well their antecedents and risk factors, and impacts on health care systems and processes. The antecedents and impacts of multimorbidity will also be considered, as well as how multiple illnesses and conditions add to the complexity of care. The unit will examine the research on strategies to minimise the impact of chronicity and multimorbidity, particularly with respect to rehabilitative and restorative approaches. Theory and evidence-based approaches to end of life care will be introduced.
|Unit name||Chronicity and Multimorbidity|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||069999|
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1 x 1.5 hour weekly lecture.
1 x 1 hour weekly tutorial.
Discussion posts (online) (20%),
Assignment (short answers up to 200 words each, 20%),
Assignment (1000 words, 30%),
Online Quiz (multiple choice and short answer questions, 30%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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