Courses & Units

Social Constructs of Ageing CAD118

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Social Constructs of Ageing
Unit code CAD118
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Peta Cook

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

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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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Off-campus; internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorial weekly

Assessment

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%).

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Textbooks

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