HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OLDER PEOPLE

GER4HWB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject examines how aspects of health in later life can be improved at an individual, program and societal level, and adopts a life span and bio-psycho-social approach. Students examine various domains that influence the wellbeing and quality of life of older persons. Topics include health promotion; housing and other resources; social engagement and activity; mobility, transport and the environment; intimacy and sexuality; faith and spirituality, loss and grief; and end-of-life issues.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

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 subjects OCT4HWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Subject offered contingent upon sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGER4HWB distance education packagePrescribedLincoln Centre for Research on AgeingLincoln Centre for Research on Ageing

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use evidence and critical reflection to explore current issues in health and well-being of older people

Activities:
Via participation in on line learning activities and discussion

02. Critique theoretical and conceptual frameworks that underpin various aspects of health and well-being of older people.

Activities:
Via participation in on line learning activities and discussion

03. Critically reflect and discuss potential improvements to health and well being with considerations of the relative influences of society, health programs and individual action.

Activities:
Via participation in on line learning activities and discussion

04. Critically reflect and discuss the various domains that influence the well-being and quality of life of older persons including the policy framework in which it is situated.

Activities:
Via participation in on line learning activities and discussion

05. Articulate in depth one topic area in relation to health and well-being of older people including a critique of the current research and literature.

Activities:
Via participation in on line learning activities and discussion and related assessment activities

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Distance education learning package equivalent to 39 hours of classroom teaching."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
0ne 1,000 word assignment25 01, 02, 03, 04
Two 500 word exercises20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two on-line discussions5 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500 word assignment50 05