Courses & Units

Social Constructs of Ageing CAD118

Hobart

Introduction

This unit examines how ageing is a social construct. The unit will begin by examining the global phenomena of population ageing, and how language is used to discuss the social change from a young to older population. The unit also examines ideas and attitudes towards ageing and older age across cultures, including Indigenous communities. You will examine and critique social attitudes towards ageing, the impacts of ageism, and how the use of language impacts on our understandings and experiences of ageing and older age. This will involve reflecting on your own views, values and beliefs.

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 31/5/2020 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).

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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

1 x 1.5 hour online content weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorial weekly.

Assessment

Discussion post activity (10%), case or problem activated learning (800 words, 20%), Written assignment (1,500 words, 40%), Quizzes (30%).

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Textbooks

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