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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6607

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1705 2007-01-24
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Aging Studies AS 0122900
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Reynolds x9750 sreynold@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEY 6607 Alzheimer's Disease Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    AlzDis Mgmt
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course will provide instruction on effective approaches for providing care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, successful behavior management, and operating a dementia program. Not restricted to majors; not repeatable.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is an elective that is part of the Case Management Track in our MA in Gerontology; it is a popular elective and is often chosen by our Graduate Certificate students. It has been given for years, and we would like to add it to our regular cour

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    We have approximately 25-30 Master's students at any one time, plus a handful of Certificate students, many of whom opt to take this class. The class would also be appealing to graduate students in Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, and Medicine.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, at least 5 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Graduate degree in Gerontology or Social Work.

    Experience in Social Work with older adults is desirable.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    * To communicate knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, to include symptoms and stages of the disease process, treatment, and current research.

    * To familiarize students with strategies and interventions for the successful management of the challenging behaviors seen in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

    * To be sure students can design care settings/programs that address the special needs of people with dementia.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, to include symptoms and stages of the disease process, treatment, and current research.

    2. Develop strategies and interventions for the successful management of the challenging behaviors seen in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; and

    3. Design care settings/programs that address the special needs of people with dementia.

    C. Major Topics

    *Defining dementia

    *Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment

    *Alzheimer’s research

    *Experiences and concerns of people with ADRD

    *The effect of Alzheimer’s disease on communication

    *Behaviors in dementia

    *Behavior management

    *Activities of Daily Living

    *Creating a therapeutic environment

    *Dementia specific care options/ community resources

    *Family/caregiving issues

    *Advanced dementia: Ethical dilemmas

    *Advocacy, Legislation & Policy

    *The future:Dementia care & treatment

    D. Textbooks

    Harris, P.B. (2002). The Person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press.

    Kaplan, M. & Hoffman, S. (1998). Behaviors in Dementia: Best Practices for Successful Management. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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