FOUNDATION STUDIES IN GERONTOLOGY

GER4FSG

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students focus on normal or typical aspects of ageing, with an emphasis on adaptation in old age. Topics include population ageing, functional changes with age, personal control and ageing, life transitions, family relationships and the social construction of ageing.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE41FSG OR PHE43FSG OR PHE42FSG

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Longevity and Social Change in Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBorowski, A, Encel, S and Ozanne, E

Year2007

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PublisherUNSW PRESS

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Foundation Studies in Gerontology Readings

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorHerd, A. et al.

Year2015

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PublisherLa Trobe University

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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 explain the basic principles underlying demographic trends in an ageing population and the implications of population ageing
02. to compare and contrast the four main perspectives of ageing (sociological, biological, psychological and economic and how older people may be viewed differently at different times and from different perspectives
03. to examine the frequency, risks and preventability of common health problems of older people and to analyse the differences between ageing and disease
04. to appraise the main social resources of older community-dwelling Australians and the concept of social resources and its relationship to the health and wellbeing of older people
05. to critically assess diversity in ageing populations in the context of demographic changes, heterogeneity of experiences and individual preferences

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