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%)
GPPC5001 Primary Health Care Fundamentals