Purpose of the course
This course will help you familiarize with the central concepts and theoretical knowledge of gerontological nursing. After completing the course, you will be familiar with the key changes related to healthy ageing and methods to promote health, functional capacity and quality of life in an individualised and client-centred approach. After completing the course, you will become more resource-oriented and have positive attitudes towards ageing and older people, both as individuals and as a valuable member of the family, community and society.
Evidence-based nursing and decision making competence
Learning Outcomes of the Course
After completing the course, you will be familiar with the key changes related to healthy ageing and the factors contributing to the health and functional ability of elderly patients. Motivated to examine ageing based on available resources from different perspectives and understand the importance of promoting the health and functional ability of the elderly patient. You know the most common health conditions associated with ageing, its nursing interventions, ways to promote and prevent them and basic geriatric medications. You are able to seek evidence-based information related to gerontological nursing and follow the current discussion.