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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

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.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (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.


Two assignments of 2,500 words - each weighted at 50% each. Both must be passed to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Brendan Murphy