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, allowing students to explore the challenges that an ageing population presents for society and the health care system. The unit of study explores the demographics of older people, key issues influencing the 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.
|Unit of study code||053|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program
After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-
|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: Older people in Australia||a) discuss the demographics of Australia’s ageing population in the context of future challenges to health||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) examine healthy ageing strategies used to promote a positive ageing experience||Assessment 3: Essay||50%||10|
|Theme 4: Normal ageing in older people||d) discuss the major health issues and challenges experienced by older people today|
|Theme 5: Prevention and early detection of health issues||e) formulate individualised health promotion activities based on challenges to healthy ageing.|
|Theme 6: Promoting health in older people|
|Theme 7: Biophysical issues in aged care nursing|
|Theme 8: Challenges to healthy ageing|
Healthy Ageing (053) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.