FOUNDATION STUDIES IN GERONTOLOGY

GER4FSG

2021

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

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPHE42FSG OR PHE43FSG OR PHE41FSG

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Longevity and Social Change in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBorowski, A, Encel, S and Ozanne, E

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNSW PRESS

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Foundation Studies in Gerontology Readings

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHerd, A. et al.

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word essay For details check subject informationN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1
One 2,500-word essay For details check subject informationN/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Two 500-word submissions For details check subject information. Hurdle Requirement: In addition there is a hurdle requirement of participation in two online discussionsN/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 0 - 0
Twelve 10.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word essay For details check subject informationN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1
One 2,500-word essay For details check subject informationN/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Two 500-word submissions For details check subject information. Hurdle Requirement: In addition there is a hurdle requirement of participation in two online discussionsN/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO2, SILO3