CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

GER4CSS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop understanding of the organisation and functions of the aged care service sector in Australia. Services are analysed from the perspectives of healthy ageing and population diversity. The course is organised into five modules: (i) Introduction to the aged care systems in Australia, (ii) The Active Service Model (iii) The interaction between family care and services systems, (iv) Care and support services for older people with special needs, and (v)Dementia care services.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the aged services in Australia

Activities:
Module 1 reading pack, questions for consideration, exercises, essay

02. To be able to describe the reablement/wellness model of aged care service delivery and demonstrate an understanding of the Victorian Active Service Model.

Activities:
Module 2 reading pack, questions for consideration, exercises

03. To be able to discuss the relationship between formal and informal care and impacts on frail older people.

Activities:
Module 3 reading pack, questions for consideration, exercises

04. To be able to describe the issues in the provision of aged care and support services for groups with particular needs.

Activities:
Module 4 reading pack, questions for consideration, exercises

05. To demonstrate knowledge about the care services for people with dementia whose particular needs are related to their condition

Activities:
Module 4 reading pack, questions for consideration, exercises, essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Class requirements

Directed Reading
Twelve 10.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 250-word submissionsfour 250-word exercises based on the readings from the five subject modules.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,000-word essayfor details check subject information25 01
one 2,500-word essayfor details check subject information50 04