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Demand on your CARE: Common Mood Issues in Older Adults


Welcome to CUHK's ELDER007!
Demand on your CARE: Common Mood Issues in Older Adults


About this course

This course is part of a MOOC series of the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-Tools for Elder Care" funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

This course is open to health and social care professional or anyone who are interested to this subject in committing their effort in helping seniors to cope with mood issues. Taking this course will help you understand the common mood issues in older adults, various types of screening tests and assessments, and strategies in managing mood issues.

The course opens on 30 November, 2020 and will run through identical issues till mid of 2024. Let us go through the "Jockey Club CADENZA e-Tools for Elder Care" in understanding the common mood issues in older adults by studying a real life story. The suggested strategies and practical tips learn in this course can be incorporated into daily life with the goals on early identification of mood issues and how we can provide appropriate interventions which aim to support those seniors in maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

This course is divided into 3 chapters. In addition, there will be quizzes. We estimate that you will need to spend no more than 3 contact hours on average to complete the course. It is in self-paced mode. You can study anytime and anywhere you want. We suggest you could study in a weekly basis for each chapter at your own schedule. Before you start, here is some helpful information for successful completion of this course.



After study all the chapters, there will be an assessment consists of 10 quizzes. To facilitate your learning process, assessment are allowed to have multiple attempts. While answering the questions, you are free to refer back to the teaching videos for answers.

After completion of this course, certification of attendance or certification with 3 CNE points (Nurse only) will be awarded. Please refer to the information 'How to get certificate' for details.


What you will learn

  • Common mood issues in older adults
  • Two step approaches in assessing for depression
  • Differentiation of General Anxiety Disorder and Depression
  • Different types of screening tests and assessments
  • Psycho-social Management
  • Strategies and practical tips in managing mood issue



There is no entry requirement.


Course Staffs

Prof. Jean Woo
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Dr. Christopher Lum
Geriatric Medicine, Consultant,
Medical and Geriatrics Department, Shatin Hospital


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#Mood Issues
#Mental Health