Availabilities:

Not currently available in 2014

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Describes the current structure and function of health and welfare services for older people, and explore the salient issues for older people. It will examine the impact of population ageing on service demand and delivery and the service options available to older Australians living in the community. The principles that inform the development of international, national and local strategies for population ageing will be examined. Students will analyse the needs and interests of a diverse ageing population.

Unit content

  1. Population ageing
  2. History of aged services in Australia
  3. Principles underpinning care and service provision
  4. Ageing policy
  5. Aged services
  6. Residential care
  7. Community services
  8. International ageing policy
  9. Income and retirement
  10. Aged care workforce
  11. Cultural diversity in ageing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically analyse the current aged service arrangements and options available to older Australians
2 discuss the principles underpinning models of care and aged service provision
3 identify factors that impact on the provision of aged services to older people
4 examine current issues for older people in accessing culturally appropriate health and welfare aged services
5 critically analyse policy development in relation to international, national and local population ageing
6 critically analyse emerging technologies and service models for future application to aged services in Australia.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse the current aged service arrangements and options available to older Australians
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. discuss the principles underpinning models of care and aged service provision
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. identify factors that impact on the provision of aged services to older people
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. examine current issues for older people in accessing culturally appropriate health and welfare aged services
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. critically analyse policy development in relation to international, national and local population ageing
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. critically analyse emerging technologies and service models for future application to aged services in Australia.
    • GA1:
    • GA4: