Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Term 4, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
The pre-teaching period is included to provide an opportunity for students to get used to the online platform, meet the instructors/tutors and become familiar with how to access resources before the teaching period starts.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Eleanor Curran
Ms Victoria Kingsley
In this subject the implications of mental health and ageing are explored from a range of bio-medical and social perspectives. Lecture topics include understanding the distinction between mental health and mental illness, placing mental health and ageing within a lifespan framework with an emphasis on cognitive changes in later life and managing common mental health disorders in older age. Screening, assessment and psychological interventions for these common conditions are covered, including late life delusional disorders, substance use and abuse, anxiety and personality disorders, delirium and dementia, depression and pain. This subject also discusses demographic projections for mental health disorders and considers strategies to support an ageing worldwide population, including mental health promotion.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
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Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
Graduate Certificate in Ageing |
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Science
Graduate Diploma in Ageing
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science
Master of Ageing
Master of Mental Health Science
Master of Public Health
Specialist Certificate in Ageing
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