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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Rohan Elliott


Geriatric disease state management is an elective unit in the Masters and Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice. The unit will help students develop specialist knowledge and skills in the management of major diseases and syndromes affecting older people. In particular it will focus on medication-related issues and the role of the pharmacist, including medication management reviews in patients with these conditions.


To help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the following major diseases and syndromes affecting older people, and the role of the pharmacist in managing these problems: cognitive disorders (dementia and delirium); falls, balance and mobility; osteoporosis; bladder & bowel problems; and chronic pain.


Case studies, online discussions, written medication management review reports.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Rohan Elliott

Contact hours

Student are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geriatrics, Aged care


PGP5015 or VCP5015