Applied Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (45 hours)
This module provides an understanding of the biological aspects of ageing and their impact on the health status of older persons which will enable the learners to relate ageing changes to general and systemic pathophysiological concepts. In addition, they will study key concepts in pharmacology which will form the foundation to understanding the rationale for pharmacological management of older persons with complex health problems. The knowledge from this module will provide a sound basis for patient care.
Health Assessment and Clinical Decision-Making (45 hours)
The module provides the learners with in-depth knowledge and skills of health assessment to develop their competence in systematic patient assessment for clinical decisions and interventions.
Integrated Management of Older Adults 1 (45 hours)
This module provides the learners with an understanding on the health challenges encountered by the older adults and their relation to multi-pathological disease process. Comprehensive geriatric health assessment will be emphasized to enable the learners to recognise the preventive safety measures and the specific healthcare needs of the older adults. The knowledge gained will enhance the learner in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in older adults.
Integrated Management of Older Adults 2 (45 hours)
This module aims to provide the learner with an understanding on the mental health related changes, principles of rehabilitation, health promotion and health education on chronic disease conditions in older adults. The learner will be equipped with the knowledge to perform mental health assessment and apply critical thinking on the concepts relating to care transition, continuity of care, multidisciplinary involvement, and advance care planning. The concepts underlying the psychosocial needs of the older adults and significant others will be discussed.