Department of Health

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  • The Department of Health & Human Services supports an effective workforce in public sector residential aged care services through a range of training activities and events.

The Department of Health & Human Services supports an effective workforce in public sector residential care services through a range of training activities and events.

Comprehensive health assessment of the older person courses

The Department of Health & Human Services has licensed two universities to deliver courses in the comprehensive health assessment of older people for nurses working in health and aged care. The courses are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

The department recognises older people in need of health and aged care services increasingly have more than one health issue, a greater burden of disease, and greater risk of adverse events. The best way to assess an older person’s complex medical, social and care needs is with a comprehensive health assessment (CHA).

The training covers eight in-depth modules in comprehensive health assessment covering:

  • Clinical reasoning and general assessment
  • Communication of assessment findings and associated professional issues
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Nutrition, metabolism and elimination assessment
  • Cardiovascular system assessment
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Cognition and perception assessment

For more information about the courses available please contact La Trobe University and RMIT University.

Aged Care Quality Improvement seminar

We are planning our next event – more information soon.

Reviewed 09 September 2015

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Contact details

For information and support about quality and safety in Victoria's residential aged care services

Residential aged care quality improvement Ageing and Aged Care Branch, Department of Health & Human Services

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