Examines the social, economic, and cultural context of ageing in Australia. Students will be encouraged to explore the relationship between social resources and the health and wellbeing of older people. Key issues and principles in relation to cultural and sexual diversity in ageing health policy and practice will be studied.
- Unit introduction and overview
- Population ageing
- Growing old
- Older people's contribution to society
- Implications of population ageing
- Gender, relationships and ageing
- Employment, income and ageing
- Living arrangements and ageing
- Diversity in ageing: Concepts and issues
- Cultural diversity in ageing
- Sexual diversity in ageing
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 experience of ageing and the value of older people||Creativity|
|2||describe some of the perspectives and theories on ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the demographic and cultural composition of older persons in Australia and explain the broad implications of population ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||examine the social context of ageing, including the housing and retirement living options for older people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||evaluate key issues and principles in relation to diversity in ageing health policy and practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||critically analyse the relationship between diversity and health, and the wellbeing of older people.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|7||apply skills in academic writing, critical thinking and analysis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Borowski, A, Encel, S & Ozanne, E, 2007, Longevity and Social Change in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
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