Courses & Units

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults CAD210

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Mental Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults
Unit code CAD210
Credit points 12.5
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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
069999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $1,260.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentQuiz (15%)|Essay (35%)|Case study (40%)|Discussion posts (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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