Increases students' knowledge and understanding of the social context of ageing by examining the importance of social networks and support for older Australians, the distribution of social resources in later life, the implications of population ageing, the contributions of older people in their communities, and the risks and vulnerabilities to which they may be exposed in everyday life.
- Population ageing Societal views and attitudes towards ageing
- Social context of ageing
- Older people's contribution to society Implications of population ageing - social and fiscal
- Social construction of health
- Risks and vulnerabilities
- Older people, rights, and political power
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||understand the basic principles underlying demographic and epidemiological trends in an ageing population||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||examine societal views and attitudes towards ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify sources of diversity and inequality in the distribution of social resources||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||outline some of the economic issues and implications of an ageing population||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify specific risks and vulnerabilities associated with community living||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||evaluate older people's contributions to the community||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||critique social support systems and networks within the community.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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