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.
|Unit name||Chronicity and Multimorbidity|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jenna Ziebell|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quiz (20%)|Discussion posts (20%)|Presentation (30%)|Assignment (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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