Courses & Units

Healthy Ageing CNA750



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


In this unit you will apply the principles of a strengths-based approach in developing your contemporary health professional practice to promote healthy ageing. You will analyse the social, political, cultural and environmental determinants of health and wellness in the older person. Through your growing understanding of the theories of ageing – biological, sociological, psychological and spiritual – you will be able to critically discuss, for example, stereotypes of ageing and their effect on health. By understanding normal ageing and its effect on body systems and functioning, this unit will enhance your assessment of chronic disease, frailty, geriatric syndromes, poly-pharmacy and elder abuse in your practice.


Unit name Healthy Ageing
Unit code CNA750
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Judith Anderson
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate


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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and synthesize theories of ageing, including biological, sociological, psychological and spiritual
  • Critically analyse how societal and carer attitudes affect the person as they grow older
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care for people with chronic and complex health problems
  • Apply and evaluate planning, problem solving and decision making in the context of nursing and be able to apply and evaluate evidence for best practice gerontic nursing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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AssessmentOnline Discussion and Reflection Essay (30%)|Interview and Analysis with Evidence-based Intervention (70%)
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Required 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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