POLICY, PLANNING AND PRACTICE IN AGED CARE

GER5PPA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will review the policy and service framework for aged care in Australia and the impact of current policies and service provision on the quality of life and welfare of older Australians including frail older people. The subject explores the social and political contexts of policies, historical legacies, funding mechanisms and programs that address the needs of older people. Current approaches to the provision of health services for older people, community aged care programs and residential care are examined, in terms of the extent to which these program meet the needs of older people and provide quality care. This subject is only available in distance education mode in 2015.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Policy, Planning and Practice in Aged Care readings

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorA Herd

Year2015

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PublisherLincoln Centre

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Longevity and Social Change in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBorowski,A., Encel,S. & Ozanne,E.

Year2007

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PublisherUNSW PRESS

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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 analyse the current age profile of the Australian population and population trends; and to recognise ways in which society has or could change in response to population ageing
02. to identify key principles underlying international, national and local responses to population ageing
03. to summarise perspectives on needs of older people; how needs impact on demand and supply of health care; ways of assessing needs; and methods for determining priorities
04. to relate service delivery for older people to concepts of quality of life and to formulate alternative approaches to services
05. to critique opportunities for and barriers to the participation of older people in decision making and policy formulation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, 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 from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Distance Education: A flexible learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week. Students have regular contact via the unit coordinator using the LMS, telephone and email.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay For details check subject informationN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
one 2,500-word essay For details check subject information In addition two 250-word submissions are needed. This is a hurdle requirement. For details check subject guide.N/AN/AN/AYes70 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5