HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OLDER PEOPLE

GER4HWB

Not currently offered

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 to underpin student learning. Students examine various domains that influence the wellbeing and quality of life of older persons. Topics include health promotion; material and socioeconomic contexts of ageing; social and activity engagement and their relevance to a sense of self; isolation, mobility, transport and the environment; and concepts of happiness, intimacy and sexuality, faith and spirituality, loss and change, grief and grieving and the quality of dying.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

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

Prerequisites GER4FSG

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects OCT4HWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Subject offered contingent upon sufficient enrolments.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOCT4HWB distance education packagePrescribedSchool of Occupational Therapy 2010SCHOOL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use evidence and and critical reflection from own practice areas 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 current research and literature.

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

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