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.
|Unit of study code||053|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Trish Lowe MACN|
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, 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: Introduction and older people in Australia||a) knowledgeably discuss the demographics of Australia’s ageing population.||Assessment 1: Online discussions x2||10%||2, 7|
|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 (2,000 words)||40%||4|
|Theme 3: Biological theories of ageing||c) critique the theories of ageing||Assessment 3: Essay (2,500 words)||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.
|Tiers||2019 Non-member price||2019 Member price (10% discount)||2020 Non-member price||2020 Member price (10% discount)|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.