Integrated Practice 2

Unit code: HPT6002 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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Overview

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.

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

For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

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