Explores the association between lifestyle determinants, health and wellbeing of older Australians. It will study the health profile of older people and the relationship between age-related physiological changes and the morbidity associated with ageing. A critical analysis of the importance of nutrition and physical activity on the health and wellbeing of older people will be undertaken.
- Unit introduction and overview
- The concept of healthy ageing
- The health profile of older Australians
- Physiological changes associated with ageing and impact on health and wellbeing
- Common health conditions of ageing
- Other causes of morbidly in the older age group
- Nutrition and ageing
- Nutrition and ageing - special issues
- Physical activity and 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||describe the health profile of older Australians and common health conditions in this age group||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss the impact of age-related physiological changes on the health and wellbeing of older people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify the main causes of morbidity in this age group||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||evaluate the importance of age-adjusted nutritional recommendations for older people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||explain the benefits associated with a physically active lifestyle.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Apply skills in academic writing, critical thinking and analysis||Intellectual rigour|
- Borowski, A, Encel, S & Ozanne, E (eds), 2007, Longevity and Social Change in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
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