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Advanced Topics in Ageing and Aged Care CAD310


This unit will examine the contribution of social health research to an evidence base for ageing and aged care. The unit will have a particular focus on the impact of generational and systemic disadvantage, as well as communal capacity and capability, on the health of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. You will critique the experience of ageing and aged care for people in rural and regional Australia relative to urban settings. The unit will also consider the emerging role of technology in supporting older adults. Through this unit, you will further develop your knowledge and skills in contemporary issues related to ageing and aged care.


Unit name Advanced Topics in Ageing and Aged Care
Unit code CAD310
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) (5%), Assignment (3 x 1000 words each, 75%), Presentation (10- 12 minutes, 20%).

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