This unit of study takes a case study approach to clinical assessment to promote a better understanding of the ageing process, theories of ageing and changes in physiology. It is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge that will be needed to effectively assess older people. This unit of study includes methods of clinical assessment for older people, evaluation of a variety of assessment tools and the interpretation and integration of assessment findings relevant to care. This unit of study encourages the student to look at the older person in their clinical setting by critically examining their practice and the assessment tools they currently use, reflecting on their current knowledge and skills related to the assessment of older people, and referring to current literature and best practice models to critically evaluate current clinical practice.
|Assessment of the Older Person|
|Unit of study code||054|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs|
|Hours of study||150|
|Prescribed text||Meiner, S. E., & Yeager, J. J. (Eds.). (c2019). Gerontologic nursing (6th ed.). Mosby Elsevier. 9780323498111|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program
After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Introduction to clinical assessment||a) examine ageing theories, processes, and pathology in the interpretation of clinical assessment findings of the older person||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||4, 8|
|Theme 2: Assessment of the older person in an acute setting||b) critically reflect on validated assessment tools used in the comprehensive assessment of the older person in your area of practice||Assessment 2: Essay||40%||6|
|Theme 3: Assessment of the older person in post-acute rehabilitation||c) integrate holistic assessment outcomes into evidence-based individualised care plans for the older person.||Assessment 3: Case analysis||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Assessment of the older person in the community|
|Theme 5: Assessment of the older person in residential aged care|
Assessment of the Older Person (054) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.