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CMH2001 - Mental health of the elderly

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms B Eppingstall


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Topics include dementia, depression, delirium, and delusional disorders, as well as recent developments in these areas and how appropriate services are delivered. Other major areas are treatment and management issues of the elderly.


Upon completion of this unit, student will have:

  1. Gained a basic background in aged mental health;
  2. Developed a knowledge of recent developments in this area;
  3. Become familiar with service delivery, examining treatment and management issues in the mental health of the elderly; and
  4. Developed an understanding of research findings in the literature.


Two assignments of 2,500 words - each weighted at 50%. (100%)