Courses & Units

Perspectives on Ageing CNA246


 This unit aims to support your ability to appraise critically attitudes to ageing and aged care in Australia, and to engage in independent inquiry and reflection in the online environment with inter-professional peers and teachers. You will gain an understanding of the lived experiences of older people living in our communities through conversations, stories, literature, and case studies. Issues concerning the health and wellbeing of older people in Australia will be explored through insights into contemporary policy, research, and practices in aged care.


Unit name Perspectives on Ageing
Unit code CNA246
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Suanne Lawrence

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

 This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (my learning online).


Written assignments (1500 word essay) 25%, online participation in tutorials and related written assignment (1000 word reflection)25%, two hour exam 50%.

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