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Healthy Ageing CNA750

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 Sara Karacsony
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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 application 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060311 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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AssessmentEvidence-based intervention (30%)|Interview and Analysis (30%)|Online Discussion and Reflection Essay (40%)
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There are no required texts for this unit.


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

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