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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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren Teshuva

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the aged services in Australia
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.
03. To be able to discuss the relationship between formal and informal care and impacts on frail older people.
04. To be able to describe the issues in the provision of aged care and support services for groups with particular needs.
05. To demonstrate knowledge about the care services for people with dementia whose particular needs are related to their condition

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