The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

In this course students will examine the determinants of health of older people, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Evidence that supports the health of older people will also be covered. Students will then apply this knowledge to assess and plan care of an older person using best practice approaches. The student will also develop a strategy that supports older people’s health.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Trimester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe and evaluate the health of older people

2. Explain the factors that influence the health of older people

3. Define and discuss the benefits of supporting Healthy Ageing

4. Use evidence to assess the health of an older person and plan care

5. Develop a health promotion strategy for a target group of older people


Content

  • Global and national demographic, health and socioeconomic characteristics of older people.
  • Current evidence about normal ageing processes including biological, sociocultural and psychological ageing.
  • Healthy Ageing.
  • Health promotion of older people.

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: Online discussion & debate *

Written Assignment: Perception of Ageing and Ageing Well Assessment *

Written Assignment: Application of ageing well to practice/discipline *

* 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:

  • 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

Online

Online Activity

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term