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Unit description

Introduces students to the concept of aged care for older Indigenous peoples and Elders. Strategies for creating acceptable and accessible aged care services that encompass family, community and cultural obligations are presented. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Community and Residential Age Care Models

Topic 2: Creating Culturally Acceptable and Accessible Aged Care Services

Topic 3: Diversity of Elder’s Needs Across Urban, Rural and Remote Locations

Topic 4: Provision of Culturally Sensitive and Safe Residential Care

Topic 5: Inclusion of family/carer, cultural and social networks

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify existing care options and synthesise strategies for the design and implementation of appropriate and acceptable models of aged care for Indigenous Australian peoples Knowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2formulate flexible model/s of community based care and respite options for Elders that incorporate family, culture and the diverse needs of Indigenous communities in urban, rural and remote locations CreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3identify priorities and strategies to enable Indigenous Elders’ access to residential aged care that is culturally safe and competent and addresses individual cultural and family obligations. CreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify existing care options and synthesise strategies for the design and implementation of appropriate and acceptable models of aged care for Indigenous Australian peoples
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. formulate flexible model/s of community based care and respite options for Elders that incorporate family, culture and the diverse needs of Indigenous communities in urban, rural and remote locations
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. identify priorities and strategies to enable Indigenous Elders’ access to residential aged care that is culturally safe and competent and addresses individual cultural and family obligations.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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