Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Barbara Eppingstall


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.


Essay (60%)
Applied Learning Exercise (30%)
On-Campus Workshop/Alternative Assessment (10%)
All assessments must be passed to pass the unit

Chief examiner(s)

Barbara Eppingstall

Off-campus attendance requirements

One day workshop