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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

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Selected readings aligning with subject content and SILOs.

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementPrescribed






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Other descriptionN/A

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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. 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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