AGEING, POLICY AND PRACTICE

PHE5AGP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of policies and practices that address ageing in contemporary society. Implications of ageing are reviewed in global perspective. Ageing peoples needs for meaningful occupation and activity, and for social inclusion and participation, are explored. Policies that address the implications of these needs for town planning, community engagement and service provision are considered and evaluated, as are services supporting healthy ageing and quality of life for older people.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEngaging with lectures, guest speakers, and subject readings, and the completion of two written assessments (each worth 50%).

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

Learning resources

Selected readings aligning with subject content and SILOs.

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

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. Develop an understanding of problems and possibilities created by the increasing proportion of ageing people in contemporary societies.
02. Learn to critically evaluate ageing policies and programs, and identify potential outcomes and consequences based on evidence and theory.
03. Critically examine social, cultural and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of ageing adults.
04. Evaluate contemporary policies and programs intended to support health and well-being in ageing adults.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAngela Herd

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (2,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3

Presentation of an Argument and/or Perspective (equivalent to 2,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO4