Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:October, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours lectures and tutorial, 6 Clinical laboratory, 80 Clinical Practicum, TOTAL: 104 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 140 hours
Students are expected to devote approximately 5-6 hours a week to this subject and 40 hours per week for 2 weeks during clinical practicum
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||This subject requires students to actively and safely contribute to clinical activities. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Nursing Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9401
F: +61 3 9347 4375
|Subject Overview:||In this subject students will gain an understanding of the complex needs of older people in various health care contexts. Through an understanding of ageism and the reality of normal ageing students will be able to identify the features of normal ageing, ageism and elder abuse, and discuss the concepts of dignity, respect for patient autonomy and independence. By learning of the services available to older people across the continuum of care, students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the continuum of care, including case management, discharge planning, follow-up services and palliative care. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply the nursing process to the physical, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, sexual and end-of-life needs of older people. Students will be able to identify common pathophysiologies of ageing, including dementia, and recognise the implications of polypharmacy related to ageing. They will learn to utilise skills in assessment, including non-verbal assessment, in order to identify appropriate management of pain in the context of chronic disease. Students will also gain an understanding of the older person in the context of his or her family, and to identify appropriate responses to bereavement, death and loss.|
|Objectives:||Objectives to be achieved will be driven by the clinical context, but may include the following: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Brown, D. and Edwards, H. 2005. Lewis’s medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems. Sydney: Elsevier-Mosby|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of these subjects, students should be able to demonstrate : |
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