The paper emphasises rehabilitation and management of conditions that cause impairment and activity limitation in older adults such as falls and cognitive impairment.
The paper also deals with the broad context of rehabilitation of older adults including a range of common conditions and multiple co-morbidities; and the context of ageing in New Zealand.
|Paper title||Rehabilitation for the Older Adult|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGDipRehab, PGCertRehab, PGDipPhty, PGDipHealSc, MPhty
Suitable for people who hold a degree or diploma from a New Zealand university or are in an appropriate profession approved by the academic board.
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- Teaching staff
- Professor Mark Weatherall
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
Regular interaction with classmates and paper tutors via Zoom videoconferencing and the online learning platform, Moodle. Additional on-line events to support whakawhanaunatunga (establishing relationships), and skills development, within the broader Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit learning community.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this paper students will demonstrate understanding of:
- The nature of ageing in the individual human being and the implications for function
- The changing age structure of the New Zealand population and its implications
- The types and causes of disability affecting older people in New Zealand
- The principles underlying management of older people with ill health and disability
- The key medical conditions, excluding stroke, contributing to disability in older people and principles of management
- An approach to falls in older people
- The principles of iatrogenic disease and disability and its prevention
- The principles underlying the use of drugs in older people
- The management of urinary incontinence, constipation, pressure areas, sleep and depression
- The principles of rehabilitation in older people, issues for caregivers, institutional and home care, and service provision for older people and driving