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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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Professor Christine Stirling|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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|
- 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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Interview and Analysis with Evidence-based Intervention (60%)|Online Discussion and Reflection Essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
There are no required texts for this unit.
Moyle, W, Parker, D & Bramble, M 2014 ‘Care of older adults’, Cambridge University Press, Sydney.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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