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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults CAD210


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.


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

Andrea Price

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline.


Teaching Pattern

On-campus workshops;

Internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lectures weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorials weekly


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

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