This unit examines ageing as a social construction. The unit begins with an overview of demographic profiles across the world as well as patterns of demographic change and how this may impact social, health and economic systems. The unit examines ideas and attitudes to ageing across cultures, with a particular focus on indigenous communities. You will be required to consider and critique theories of ageing, the impacts of ageism and how the use of language influences attitudes about older persons. This will involve reflecting on your own views, values and beliefs about older people.
|Unit name||Social Constructs of Ageing|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||069999|
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Off-campus; internet-dependent activities including:
1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly
1 x 1 hour online tutorial weekly
Discussion posts (20%), Case or problem activated learning (Short answers up to 200 words each, 20%), Written assignment (1000 words, 30%), Reflection (1000 words, 30%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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