Courses & Units

Navigating the Aged Care System CAD209

Hobart

Introduction

This unit will provide a critical examination of the state and complexity of the Australian health and social care system as it relates to older adults. You will become adept at accessing online and other resources provided to support aged care, as well as the spectrum of services that older adults can access. Through case studies, you will develop skills to interact with, guide and support people to engage with these services. There is a focus on realising authentic consumer directed care whilst empowering individuals to negotiate and understand the system. The unit will introduce how to engage with older adults requiring quality care and support.

Summary

Unit name Navigating the Aged Care System
Unit code CAD209
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Coordinator Doctor Helen Courtney-Pratt
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic 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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the complexity of health and social care systems for older adults
  • Formulate an effective communication and engagement strategy with people accessing aged care services
  • Critique how barriers and facilitators intersect with the provision of aged care services
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $1,260.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.

AssessmentInfographic (25%)|Case activated learning (30%)|Assignment (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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