GERIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY
2014/2015, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module provides a solid foundation for the management of older adults from the APN perspective. It focuses on assessment, management and evaluation of care and services from a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
discuss the theories of ageing and human longevity.
critically analyze the differences between normal changes associated with ageing from those associated with disease.
apply the principles of geriatric medicine and advanced nursing practice in geriatric nursing.
analyze the role of APN, multidisciplinary team members and approaches in geriatric care.
perform comprehensive geriatric assessment, functional assessment and simple cognitive screening for older adults.
understand the impact of nutrition, dental and oral hygiene on health of older adults.
apply the principles of geriatric pharmacology and prescribing in older adults
appraise the role of APN and issues in the management of the “Giants of Geriatrics”.
aware of services for older persons, right siting and safe transfer – community, intermediate and long term care.
explore elder neglect and the role of APN in its management.
examine the role of the informal carers in managing older patients at home and in the community.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week