Courses & Units

Health Services for an Ageing Population CAD115

Hobart

Introduction

In this unit you will examine demographic trends in the ageing population along with social and cultural determinants of health and how these factors continue to shape the needs of older people in society.  You will investigate how these needs can be addressed, including an exploration of key elements of aged and dementia health and social care service provision in Australia and other countries.  You will learn about the role of in supporting people as they age and people living with dementia, as well as for their family members and carers.  The perspectives stakeholders towards these services will be explored.  You will also develop foundational knowledge about how policy informs regulatory requirements, funding, quality and safety issues pertaining to aged and dementia care services.

Summary

Unit name Health Services for an Ageing Population
Unit code CAD115
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator

Melissa Abela

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090507

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CAD102 and CAD103

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture weekly plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial fortnightly.

Assessment

Quizzes (10%); Online discussion and debate (45%); Case study (1500 words, 45%).

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Textbooks

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