Chronic Disease and Disability in Community Contexts
10 cp Prerequisites: PHTY600/OTHY600/SPHY600 Advanced Clinical Reasoning for (Discipline) orHLSC602 Advanced Decision Making; HLSC630 Aged and Neurological Disorders 1: Holistic Management Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning
Primary health care providers are required to implement policy, plan, fund, and / or deliver health care services to people with chronic physical or mental health conditions or risk factors for these conditions. In this unit, students will be provided with a valuable framework for advanced rehabilitation practice with enhanced understanding of the issues which need to be addressed. Unit content has been purposefully designed to enhance current knowledge of the impact of chronic disease and disability on an individual, their family and the community. Students will be provided with the opportunity to explore strategies to optimise care within current models of care; funding models and sources of income. In addition students will obtain advanced knowledge and skills in strategies that will assist them to optimise their client’s capacity to improve their health and /or quality of life across the lifespan based on an advanced understanding and practical application of the principles involved in the development and implementation of self-management program.This unit encourages students to incorporate learning within their professional practice in order to foster continuity of care, coordinated services and a team based approach. Therefore, this unit aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills to optimise health and quality of life in older adults and people with or at risk of developing chronic diseases.