Issues in Aged Care


This course examines professional, social, political, economic, ethico-legal and spiritual issues and innovations associated with the care of older people.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Appreciate a range of issues relating to the provision of health care to older people;

2. Explore the contextual and practice issues relating to older people nationally and internationally;

3. Critically examine issues relating to the care of older people in a range of health contexts and settings;

4. Propose and justify changed practice and/or models of care that are consistent with national and international humanitarian agendas for older people;

5. Apply frameworks for professional manuscript publication to a selected issue or concern;

6. Demonstrate academic literacy skills consistent with international standards for successful publications.


  1. Health policy, contexts and older people internationally and nationally
  2. Contextual and practice issues
  3. Innovation and models of care
  4. Frameworks for professional publication

Assumed Knowledge

<ul> <li> Foundations of health and health breakdown theory, legal and ethical issues related to health. It is also assumed that the student will have fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to health care practice.</li> <li> Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation.</li> <li> Ability to conceptualise practice.</li></ul>

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Introductory blog

Online Learning Activity: Contribution to discussion and debate with full participation in all modules

Written Assignment: Abstract and Summary statement for manuscript

Written Assignment: Discussion manuscript

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term