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.

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



Incompatible subjectsOCT4HWB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsSubject offered contingent upon sufficient enrolments.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


GER4HWB distance education package

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLincoln Centre for Research on Ageing



PublisherLincoln Centre for Research on Ageing


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Use evidence and critical reflection to explore current issues in health and well-being of older people
02. Critique theoretical and conceptual frameworks that underpin various aspects of health and well-being of older people.
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.
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.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 0 - 0
One 3.00 h problem based learning per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Distance education learning package equivalent to 39 hours of classroom teaching.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
0ne 1,000 word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two 500 word exercisesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Two on-line discussionsN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2,500 word assignmentN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO5