Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:April, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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For the purposes of considering requests 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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Eleanor Curran
This subject extends the knowledge and skills developed in the prerequisite Mental Health and Ageing course. Management of mental health in older persons is explored from a range of biomedical and social perspectives. Topics include optimising mental health during ageing, preventing and managing common mental health disorders in older age, current models of mental health care and challenges for the future. Pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and environmental interventions are considered. Population health strategies and mental health promotion to support and ageing worldwide population are explored.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
‘Guide to the Psychiatry of Old Age’. Ames, Lindsay, O’Brien and Shulman. Cambridge University Press, 2010
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
Critical, theoretical and reflective thinking through essay writing and online discussions.
Graduate Certificate in Ageing |
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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