Courses & Units

Older Persons and Ageing populations CNA257

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Note:

The teaching pattern in this unit will vary depending on the semester in which it is undertaken

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the complex topic of ageing from a person-centred perspective. It is divided into two key modules – 'Normal Ageing' and 'Ageing with ill-health'. The content of this unit will focus on healthy, positive ageing and on the contributions that nurses, and other health professionals, can make to promote autonomy, wellness and the quality of life of older people - including those with dementia and other illness-conditions. This unit presents students with an opportunity to identify and discuss their assumptions about ageing, and to critically reflect on how ageist attitudes and stereotypes can potentially impact on quality of care.

Summary

Unit name Older Persons and Ageing populations
Unit code CNA257
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff Suanne Lawrence
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 50mins weekly Lecture, 1 x 50mins weekly Tutorial

Assessment

In class quizzes 20%, Online case Study Assessment 30%, Written 3hr Exam 50%

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Textbooks

Required

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