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. The unit aims to equip the student with the skills and knowledge needed to assess older people holistically.
This unit of study includes methods of clinical assessment for older people, evaluation of various assessment tools, effective communication 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 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 contemporary literature and best practice models to evaluate existing clinical practice critically.
|Assessment of the Older Person|
|Unit of study code||054|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Pre-requisite||This unit has no pre-requisites and is suitable for ENs|
|Mode of study||Online|
|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: Comprehensive assessment of the older person||a) evaluate the principles of comprehensive nursing assessments underpinning a holistic care approach to older people’s care||Assessment 1a: Online discussion – comprehensive geriatric assessment
Assessment 1b: Online discussion – role of the older person and their support network
|Theme 2: Assessment of the older person in an acute setting||b) critically analyse ageing theories, processes, and pathology in the interpretation of clinical assessment findings of the older person||Assessment 2: Essay – ageing and assessment||45%||6|
|Theme 3: Assessment of the older person in post-acute rehabilitation||c) critically reflect on validated assessment tools used in the comprehensive assessment of the older person in your area of practice||Assessment 3: Analysis of care||45%||10|
|Theme 4: Assessment of the older person in the community||d) integrate holistic assessment outcomes into evidence-based, individualised care plans for the older person|
|Theme 5: Assessment of the older person in residential aged care home|
Assessment of the Older Person (054) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.