Courses & Units

Chronicity and Multimorbidity CAD119



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
Unit code CAD119
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Susanne Becker

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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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

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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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Teaching Pattern

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%).

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