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Policy and Leadership in Older Person Care CNA426



Taking a leadership perspective, this unit explores 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. You will examine a number of professional gerontological practice models from the perspective of the older client and the health professional through the changing approaches to service design and evidence based practice.


Unit name Policy and Leadership in Older Person Care
Unit code CNA426
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Judith Anderson
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider


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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse regulatory and political factors that affect older people‚Äôs participation and success as partners in care and why care and services for older people presents as a major policy issue in Australia
  • Evaluate and determine how current professional gerontological practice models either support or challenge existing service design that enables decision making for older people, from your perspective as a potential leader in the field
  • Create a plan for implementing a professional gerontological practice model in your workplace with the aim to build staff knowledge and capability and integrate regulatory and policy factors with service design and evidence based practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to transmit your knowledge and ideas to others using professional language
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060311 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentPlan. (30%)|Environmental Scan. (30%)|Critical Appraisal of Professional Practice Models. (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Moyle, W, Parker, D & Bramble, M 2014, Care of older adults Cambridge University Press, Sydney

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