BHS403 - Acquired Brain Injury and Adult Services

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Subject Title
Acquired Brain Injury and Adult Services

Subject Description

Behavioural sciences can be used to support optimal outcomes in individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABI) and to support optimal aging in individuals in late adulthood. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the cognitive, behavioural, functional, and socio-emotional impact of acquired brain injury. They will also learn about development in late adulthood, with an emphasis comparing on optimal, normal, and impaired aging. The application of behavioural sciences in the fields of ABI and gerontology will be discussed. Students will learn how the principles and techniques of behavioural sciences and applied behavior analysis (ABA) are used to maintain and improve quality of life outcomes for individuals with ABI and individuals in late adulthood. The use of ABA to support rehabilitation in individuals with ABI will be discussed. Students will learn how the principles of behavioural sciences can be used to manage the agitation and personality changes that are characteristic of brain injury and dementia. Students will also learn how behavioural intervention techniques can be used to support independence and community integration in individuals with ABI and with individuals in late adulthood.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Behavioural Sciences program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


General Outcomes: 
 
By the end of the semester, students should have a good understanding of how the principles of behavioural sciences and the techniques of ABA can be applied to the special populations of individuals with ABI and individuals in late adulthood. They should be able to describe the challenges associated with ABI. They should be able to describe several therapeutic techniques for intervention with individuals with ABI, neurodegenerative disorders and individuals in late adulthood.
 
 
Specific Outcomes:
 

  1. To describe the cognitive, functional, socio-emotional, and behavioural impact of brain injury
  2. To compare and contrast optimal, normal, and impaired aging in late adulthood
  3. To assess the key features of development psychopathologies of late adulthood, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias
  4. To apply the principles of behavioral science and technology with individuals with ABI and with individuals in late adulthood
  5. To prioritize respect and sensitivity in intervening with individuals with ABI and individuals in late adulthood
  6. To describe various behavioural activation techniques that are effective and appropriate for individuals with ABI and individuals in late adulthood
  7. To specify how intervention based on the principles of ABA can be used to maintain and improve quality of life and independence for individuals with ABI or individuals in late adulthood
  8. To discuss the use of behavioural intervention in rehabilitation for individuals with ABI
  9. To apply the principles of behavioural sciences to manage the agitation and personality changes characteristic of ABI and dementia
  10. To develop strategies based on the principles of behavioural science to maintain and support community integration for individuals with ABI and individuals in late adulthood
 

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