Healthy Ageing
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This unit of study is designed to optimise the student’s understanding of what it is like to age in today’s society. It provides an opportunity to critically evaluate attitudes, myths and stereotypes associated with ageing, giving students the opportunity to explore the challenges that an ageing population presents for society and the health care system. The unit of study explores the demographics of the older population, key issues influencing quality of life and independence, and health promotion strategies that contribute to a positive ageing experience. Australian aged care reform, legislation and policy are also discussed.

Healthy Ageing
Unit of study code 053
Availability Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Diva Madan
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Introduction and older people in Australia a) knowledgeably discuss the demographics of Australia’s ageing population. Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 4, 8
Theme 2: Attitudes towards ageing b) critically examine personal and social attitudes to ageing and how they impact on the quality of care of older people Assessment 2: Essay 40% 6
Theme 3: Biological theories of ageing c) critique the theories of ageing Assessment 3: Essay 50% 10
Theme 4: Normal ageing in older people d) explore and examine the concept of healthy ageing
Theme 5: Prevention and early detection of health issues e) identify prevention and early detection strategies aimed at promoting a positive ageing experience
Theme 6: Promoting health in older people f) explore common health problems experienced by older people
Theme 7: Biophysical issues in aged care nursing g) identify challenges to healthy ageing and formulate appropriate health promotional activities.
Theme 8: Challenges to healthy ageing

Healthy Ageing (053) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.