Health Care I

Base Knowledge


Teaching Methodologies

The lessons aim to adopt a positive nature consisting of.  1)a combination of systematical demonstrations of the information and knowledge process and with critical analyses based on texts;   2) more in-depth work of some of the subjects in the programme which will be developed by the students: 3) case analysis, brainstroming and group dioscussion.   Evaluation will conform with what is required by the internal regulations of the Senior School of Education. In which students may choose one of the following alternatives:- evaluation by attendance or evaluation by examination (written test).   The evaluation by attendance takes place throughout the teaching process and consists of the following group research work and on an in-depth study of the most relevant pathologies in older adults (50%), and a written test (50%).Assessment by exam consists os a written and/or oral text.

Learning Results

As a result, it is expected that at the end of this curricular unit students are able to: interview and evaluate the older adults based on the global geriatric assessment; identify the process of health and disease in the older adults, in particular, identify the most relevant pathology, clinical presentation and develop a geriatric intervention plan (with a focus on Social-Ecological Model). It is also hoped that students are able to: develop measures to promote the well-being that provide comfort to the older adults; recognize the role of / caregiver / informal in the development of care for the elderly and seek to establish a partnership, and identify the role of the future gerontologist in interdisciplinary gerontological Intervention.


Addressing issues of health as continuum and their relationship in the context of aging and quality of life;

Health assessement and geriatric interview to older adults and caregivers

The process of health-disease: the main pathologies of the elderly, their clinical presentation and the development of gerontological intervention proposals

Global geriatric assessment – a model approach and systematic evaluation of the elderly;

The caregiver in continuity of care – strategies for caring for the caregiver

Measure to promote comfort and well-being of older people.

Curricular Unit Teachers

Grading Methods

  • - Exam - 100.0%
Periodical Evaluation
  • - Individual and/or Group Work - 50.0%
  • - Frequency - 50.0%




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