Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Neurocognitive Disorders
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- 31 Jul 2023
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- Differentiate between mild cognitive impairment, dementia, delirium, depression, and Parkinson’s disease and evidence-based approaches to prevention, assessment, treatment, and supportive care of older people experiencing neurocognitive disorders.
- Apply principles of person-centred care to the management and support of older people with neurocognitive disorders across healthcare settings.
- Design enabling physical and social environments to support older people living with neurocognitive disorders throughout the disease trajectory.
- Critique models of care that recognise, assess, and manage responsive behaviours expressed by people with dementia.
- Apply the biopsychosocial model of pain to the assessment and management of pain in people with cognitive and communicative impairment.
- Pathophysiology of neurocognitive disorders and implications for the older person’s physical, mental, cognitive, emotional, cultural and spiritual well-being; healthy ageing and evidence-based approaches to minimise the risk of developing a neurocognitive disorder.
- History, contemporary perspectives, and application of principles of person-centred care across acute care, community care, residential aged care, and transitional care settings.
- Creating enabling physical and social environments to support older people with dementia, including partnering in care with family caregivers.
- Expressive and receptive communication and application of evidence-based communication strategies for older people experiencing cognitive impairment.
- Models of care that assist recognition and understanding of responsive behaviours in older people with dementia, and their application in professional practice.
- Application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the assessment and management of pain in older people with cognitive and communicative limitations.
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
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This unit is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of neurocognitive disorders in older people, application of person-centred care across care settings, the design of dementia enabling environments, and approaches to enhance communication. Students will also gain an understanding of responsive behaviours in the context of dementia care, and application of the biopsychosocial model of pain in the care of people with cognitive and communication impairments.
- Reflective essay (20%)
- Case Study (50%)
- Poster Presentation (30%)
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