The unit has a focus on mental health and wellbeing in older adults. You will explore attitudes and misconceptions about the mental health and wellbeing of older adults. You will develop knowledge about how mental health status is assessed by clinicians, and the services and evidenced-based strategies and approaches that support the wellbeing of older adults.
|Unit name||Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Doctor Kate-Ellen Elliott|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe and discuss mental health and wellbeing in older adults
- Describe common ways that mental health and wellbeing in older adults can be assessed
- Describe and evaluate strategies to support mental health and wellbeing in older age
- Examine and discuss attitudes and misconceptions about mental health and wellbeing in older age
- Describe and identify person-centred services and support for mental health and wellbeing for older adults
|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
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Quiz (15%)|Essay (35%)|Discussion posts (10%)|Case study (40%)|
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