Fast facts 2017
ATAR cut-off
N/A
- (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 40069

Program handbook

Description

The Associate Degree of Integrated Care in Ageing is a multi-disciplinary qualification that draws on expertise from a wide range of disciplines including bioscience, allied health, nursing, public health and health economics, health promotion, health law and ethics, and business. The qualification will help you gain specialised knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for a successful career working with older people.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the principles underpinning integrated healthcare within the context of ageing from primary through to tertiary care and associated social services
  • Demonstrated an advanced understanding of the values, theory and application of person-centred care and capacity to lead, manage and work within a model of co-designed service delivery where the individual and/or the family/carer is acknowledged as the expert
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the complex nature of wellness and ageing and the ability to assess an individual's needs from a bio/psycho/social basis acknowledging the unique and individually influenced characteristics of spirituality, ethinicity and indigenisation
  • Demonstrated the capacity to develop, lead and advocate person-centred and/or family/carer pathways through engaging, connecting and navigating services to meet the individual/family/carer health and social needs
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the various aged care funding models including ACFI, and Consumer Directed Care Home Care
  • Demonstrated the capacity to apply clinical reasoning, critical reflection, ethical decision-making, and leadership-governance to complex problems within a person-centred framework
  • Demonstrated an advanced understanding of eHealth and emerging person-centred health applications and information technology

Details

Information correct as at20th Aug 2017 10:30am
Program code40069
AQF level

Level 6 Associate Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face - Combination of online instruction and intensive face-to-face teaching sessions
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan CampusN/A-

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
  2. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  3. School of Health Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a Certificate III qualification in aged care or a related field, and be employed either part-time or full-time in aged care or a related industry such as community and disability services, and allied health. Evidence of English language proficiency may be required.

 

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Associate Degree of Integrated Care in Ageing is a 160 unit AQF Level 6 qualification. This program is available in both full time and part time modes and is taught in a combination of online instruction and intensive face-to-face teaching.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete all of the following core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AGED1001Introduction to Healthcare and Older People
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
AGED1002Principles and Delivery of Consumer-Centred Care
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
AGED1003Health Assessment of the Ageing Body
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
20 units
FNIT1001Working with Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FNLT1001Academic Literacies for Integrated Aged Care 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
FNLT1002Academic Literacies for Integrated Aged Care 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HUBS1421Assessing Physiological Function
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
AGED2001Assessment and Critical Thinking: Integrated Care in Ageing Part 1Not currently offered20 units
AGED2002The Ageing Journey: Wellness and Re-ablementNot currently offered10 units
AGED2003Principles and Practice of Integrated Care in AgeingNot currently offered10 units
AGED2004Assessment and Critical Thinking: Integrated Care in Ageing Part 2Not currently offered10 units
AGED2005The Ageing Journey: Frailty, Dementia and End of LifeNot currently offered10 units
AGED2006Leadership and Management: Integrated Care in AgeingNot currently offered10 units
AGED2007Leadership and Management: Negotiated ProjectNot currently offered10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online