Geriatric Mental Health

MHCC 1008

In this course, students examine a variety of mental health disorders that are common among older adults. Students explore aging using a continuum model of health and illness and an integrated bio-psycho-social approach. Mental health challenges such as cognitive decline and dementia, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use and other addictive disorders are explored in the context of the other health, psychological and social challenges that often come with aging. Working effectively with this population requires specific clinical competencies in therapeutic engagement, assessment and intervention in order to work collaboratively with clients, family members, and other healthcare/social service professionals.

Credits

3

Course Hours

42

Prerequisites

Post Graduate level MHCC 1000 Major Mental Disorders Minimum Grade of 60
and Post Graduate level MHCC 1001 Determinants of Health Minimum Grade of 60

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

For more information, please contact Continuing Education