Health Care and the Older Person

Description

In this course students will explore topics relevant to the health care of the older person- including professional, practice, social, political, economic, cultural, ethico-legal and spiritual in order to understand the current concerns and opportunities for development of health policy and care. With this contextual knowledge the students will develop innovative discipline specific strategies that address present and future health care concerns of older people.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 3 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Analyse factors influencing the provision of health care for older people nationally and globally;

2. Discuss innovations relating to the care of older people in a range of health contexts and settings;

3. Propose and develop strategies that address issues or are innovative, consistent with practice/discipline, and relevant to the future health care of older people; and

4. Develop an implementation plan for a selected strategy.

Content

In relation to older people:

  • Health policy and health care of older people internationally and globally.
  • Contextual and practice concerns.
  • Innovative care.
  • Future health care planning.

Assumed Knowledge

The assumed knowledge in this course requires an understanding of the following issues related to health care practice: Foundations of health and health breakdown theory; legal and ethical issues; fundamentals of research; human bioscience; psychology, and sociology. Students will also be expected to have a high standard of: academic reading and writing ability; ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources; skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation; and the ability to reflect on their practice in their discipline.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Introductory blog *

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

Written Assignment: Identification of Strategy *

Written Assignment: Description and implementation plan of strategy *

Portfolio: Clinical Portfolio (Graduate Certificate of Clinical Nursing students ONLY) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Online Learning Activity: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.

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