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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6321

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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
    1706 2007-01-24
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Aging Studies AS 0122900
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Reynolds x9750

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEY 6321 Gerontological Case 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)
    Ger Case Mgmt
    Course Online? Percentage Online



    Course Description

    This course examines the function of case management in meeting the care needs of the older adult. Elements of the case management process as well as ethical and legal issues in case management are covered. Not repeatable; not restricted to majors.

  3. Justification

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

    This course is an important part of our Case Management track in the M.A. in Gerontology. We have been giving it for years and feel it is time to offer it as a regular course offering.

    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?

    Most of our Master's students take this class (25-30 at any one time) whether they are in the Case Management track or not. It is a popular elective; it also is an elective for Graduate Certificates in Gerontology and would be attractive to Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health students.

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

    Yes. Every year since 1998.

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

    Graduate level degree in Social Work, Aging, or related degrees. Experience in Social Work is desirable.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To develop an understanding of the role and function of case management in meeting the care needs of the older adult.

    2. To determine appropriate assessment techniques and procedures that will provide the information for effective resource allocation and planning in case management.

    3. To develop skills to implement and monitor a comprehensive case management plan of care for older adults.

    4. To provide the information necessary to develop case management services.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this semester, the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate role and function of case management

    2. Assess information about care needs of an older adults

    3. Know about preventative measures to effectively approach risk management in care management

    4. Develop an implementable care plan for an older adult.

    C. Major Topics

    *What is case/care management?

    * Program development

    *Assessment/interviewing skills

    *Development & implementation of a client service plan

    *Legal & Ethical Issues

    *Monitoring & Evaluation of care plan/services

    *When residential placement becomes necessary

    *Case management with families

    *Case management for persons with dementia

    *Case management in the long term

    *Client empowerment & advocacy

    D. Textbooks

    Cress, C. (2006). Handbook of Geriatric Care Management. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers

    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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