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Healthy Aging in the Community - GPPC5003

Year - 2020

This unit aims to extend clinicians knowledge and skills in managing the health and wellbeing of older patients to maximise healthy longevity. We will explore healthy aging and whole person care. Case studies will be used to explore clinical reasoning with an evidenced based, patient centred approach to health care as applied to managing the health of older patients. Cases will also cover team based management of chronic conditions in older patients including managing patients in residential care. Rational prescribing, deprescribing and advanced care planning will be also be covered.

Online lectures, discussion boards and self-directed online learning activities

Graded discussion board participation (10%); Case studies 2x500wd (20%); presentation (20%); 1000 wd written assignment (15%); 2000 wd written assignment (35%)

Assumed knowledge
GPPC5001 Primary Health Care Fundamentals


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Internal Medicine
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Ass Prof Rowena Ivers
HECS Band: 3
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