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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Healthy Ageing
Unit code CNA750
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Judith Anderson

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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