Integrated Practice 2 aims to facilitate students in developing further knowledge and skill in the management of the ageing client, chronic conditions and disabilities and to look at healthier aging approaches through a series of clinical cases, tutorials and practicals. They will cover advances in pain sciences and gain further skills in becoming effective communicators and educators with exposure to simulation-based workshops exploring cases across the lifespan and inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse populations.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of our aging population, the effects of sarcopenia, cognitive impairments, persistent pain, chronic health conditions and life-long disabilities inclusive of indigenous and culturally diverse populations;  
  2. Collate relevant clinical information, critically analyse & interpret clinical information and generate an advanced, problem based, hypothesis driven approach to clinical assessment and management;  
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and gain an appreciation for the importance of healthy aging; and  
  4. Utilise the Peer Assisted Learning model for constructive peer review and critical self-reflective practice.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Factors that influence the aging mind and how best to manage this in the clinical setting (1500 words) 35%
Assignment Persistent pain - what does the evidence say is best management (2000 words) 35%
Test MEQ/MEQ: Chronic Fatigue Case scenario - self management strategies (1.5hrs) 15%
Test MEQ/MEQ: Approaches to healthy aging - proactive healthcare e.g. osteopenic patient / borderline (2hrs) 15%

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