Nursing the Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nursing the Older Person with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Ageism, concepts and theories of ageing, physiological social and psychological changes associated with generic ageing and the older person with an intellectual disability. Nursing care and management of support for the older person with an intellectual disability. Person centred planning and the concept of choice and quality of life in older adulthood. Nursing process applied to the older person with an intellectual disability associated with age related illness. Living arrangements and service provision for the older person with an intellectual disability. The following concepts related to the older person with an intellectual disability; retirement, recreational and leisure pursuits, spiritual care, pastoral care and palliative care. Applied pharmacology.

    Clinical Skills Syllabus: Central Nervous System (CNS) examination Facilitative communication skills: reality orientation, reminiscence and art therapy Assisting an older person with mobility and engagement in activities of living Environmental comfort and last offices

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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