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552/652 Understanding and Intervening in Common Mental Health Problems of Elders
Credit hours: 3 per Quarter
Cluster: Nurse Education, Gerontology


Course Level: Masters

Course Type: Masters


Course Open to: all

Institution:Oregon Health & Science University

Pre-requisites: See catalog.

Course Description: This course focuses on the major mental health issues faced by older adults and their family caregivers: dementia, delirium, depression. Other mental health issues that affect the older population are also covered, including: substance abuse and issues at end-of-life. The theoretical and research base for mental health nursing interventions will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on helping nurses in research and advanced practice understand the specific dynamics of the older adult’s mental health concerns and develop interventions, programs or research tailored to meet the needs of older individuals and their family members or caregivers across a variety of settings.


Method of Instruction: asynchronous

Delivery Platform: Sakai

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Kate Wildeck



Tuition: $577 per quarter hour


Other considerations: N/A


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: 1
Instructor: Glenise McKenzie
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Quarter
Start Date: 04-01-19
End Date: 06-21-19


Section: 1
Instructor: Glenise McKenize
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Quarter
Start Date: 03-30-20
End Date: 06-12-20

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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