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Health professionals are required to practice within an evidenced based framework. This unit will explore the integration of professional, gerontological- practice models of care for older people as they transition through acute, sub-acute, community and residential care in the context of complex  regulatory, policy and political frameworks. A number of professional gerontological practice models and leadership approaches will be proposed and examined from the perspective of the older person and the health professional through the changing approaches to service design and practice.

Summary 2020

Unit name Policy and Leadership in Older Person Care
Unit code CNA426
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Judith Anderson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 060311

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Environmental scan 30% (1000 words); Critical analysis of practice 30% (1500 words); Re-alignment of practice plan 40% (2000 words).

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