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.
|Unit name||Navigating the Aged Care System|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
|Coordinator||Mrs Sladana Pavkovic|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline
Online Learning - approx. 10 hours per week.
|Assessment||Infographic (25%)|Case activated learning (30%)|Assignment (45%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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