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Policy and Governance in Ageing and Aged Care CAD309


This unit has a focus on policy and governance issues that influence the provision of quality care for older adults. This will include an examination and critique of the mains laws and regulations that relate to the care of older adults, such as aged care national law and funding instruments, governance of organisations providing care, guardianship, clinical governance and ageing-inclusive policies. The unit will describe and critique approaches to safety and quality in aged care, and will examine the development of the aged care reform movement and changing consumer expectations.


Unit name Policy and Governance in Ageing and Aged Care
Unit code CAD309
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Prof James Vickers

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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CAD209 and CAD210


Teaching Pattern

On-campus workshops;

Internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorial weekly


Discussion posts (online) (10%), Quiz (10%), Presentation (30%), Assignment (800 words, 20%), Test (MCQ and SAQs, 30%).

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