Describes the current structure and function of health and welfare services for older people, and explore the salient issues for older people. It will examine the impact of population ageing on service demand and delivery and the service options available to older Australians living in the community. The principles that inform the development of international, national and local strategies for population ageing will be examined. Students will analyse the needs and interests of a diverse ageing population.
- Population ageing
- History of aged services in Australia
- Principles underpinning care and service provision
- Ageing policy
- Aged services
- Residential care
- Community services
- International ageing policy
- Income and retirement
- Aged care workforce
- Cultural 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||critically analyse the current aged service arrangements and options available to older Australians||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss the principles underpinning models of care and aged service provision||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||identify factors that impact on the provision of aged services to older people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||examine current issues for older people in accessing culturally appropriate health and welfare aged services||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||critically analyse policy development in relation to international, national and local population ageing||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||critically analyse emerging technologies and service models for future application to aged services in Australia.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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