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Chronic Disease Management and End of Life Care

Postgraduate | MUR-SHP504 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
15 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
29 July 2024

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Chronic Disease Management and End of Life Care

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Differentiate between illness trajectories for older people with chronic progressive disease and implications for older persons’ physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs
    2. Classify the components of a comprehensive assessment of the older person
    3. Generate a multi-disciplinary care plan for the frail older person, addressing specific areas of risk, including falls, pressure injury, malnutrition.
    4. Recommend evidence-based approaches to respond to deterioration in older persons experiencing symptom exacerbation and functional decline
    5. Plan a palliative approach to the multi-disciplinary care of an older person in the last 12 months of life.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MUR-GHC-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Healthcare


Enrolment in a Graduate degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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