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.
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
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||assess leisure activities in the context of healthy ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify determinants of psychosocial wellbeing in older people, including spirituality||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||investigate the role of complementary medicines in promoting healthy ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explain the role of health promotion in healthy ageing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe ways in which older people can be empowered to participate in decision making and policy formulation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||reflect on the rights of older people.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|7||demonstrate skills in academic writing, critical thinking and analysis.||Intellectual rigour|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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