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 management of disability and activity limitation and participation restrictions in the older adult, including depression and dementia, fractures, multiple problems, dying and death.
|Paper title||Rehabilitation for the Older Adult|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
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- 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.
- More information link
- View further information about Rehabilitation Studies
- Teaching staff
- Professor Mark Weatherall
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-day compulsory seminar held at the University of Otago Wellington campus.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- After successful completion of this paper students will demonstrate understanding
- 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