Increases students' knowledge and understanding of the physiological changes associated with ageing and describes some of the common conditions in this age group. It will examine the social and economic implications of these diseases; their impact on functional independence and quality of life; and outline some approaches to assessing these age-related health problems.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||reflect on the ageing process||Creativity|
|2||analyse the implications of age-related physiological changes on the health and wellbeing of an older person||Intellectual rigour|
|3||differentiate between normal age-related changes and disease processes||Intellectual rigour|
|4||describe the health status of older Australians||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse the extent and implications of common chronic conditions in this age group||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||identify the risk factors for, and preventability of, some of the common health problems of older people||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||evaluate the efficacy of lifestyle measures to lower the risk for chronic conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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