Unit description

Explores the association between health activities and ageing. It will also examine issues related to the rights of older people and the need for advocacy by and on behalf of them both at the broad policy level and at the level of individual decision making. An understanding of issues pertaining to self-determination will enable students to help older people construct and pursue meaningful lives, particularly in relation to leisure activities.

Unit content

Topic 1 Unit introduction and overview
Topic 2 Psychosocial wellbeing
Topic 3 Leisure activities
Topic 4 Spirituality and ageing
Topic 5 Spirituality, ageing and health
Topic 6 Complementary medicines and healthy ageing
Topic 7 Health behaviour models
Topic 8 Disease prevention and health promotion
Topic 9 Ageing and self-determination
Topic 10 Citizen participation

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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