This unit focuses on the rights of older people to lead valued and independent lives and to participate in social and cultural life. It examines how concepts of justice, equality, independence, dignity and respect can be applied in practice to enrich the lives of older people, and examines specific legal issues relevant to an aging population.
Topic 1 Introduction; the historical and political context of elder law in Australia
Topic 2 Making Legal agreements and elder abuse
Topic 3 Privacy and confidentiality
Topic 4 Age discrimination
Topic 5 Euthanasia, Palliative care and end of life decisions
Topic 6 Delegation and capacity
Topic 7 Financial issues
Topic 8 Making and challenging wills
Topic 9 Elder abuse Liability and civil remedies
Topic 10 Accommodation issues
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||demonstrate knowledge and an understanding of legal issues relating to the aged and aged care in Australia||Intellectual rigour|
|2||apply knowledge of elder law in creatively responding to legal and social issues impacting on the Aged||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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