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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Explores the association between health activities and ageing. It will also examine issues related to the rights of older people and the need for advocacy by and on behalf of them both at the broad policy level and at the level of individual decision making. An understanding of issues pertaining to self-determination will enable students to help older people construct and pursue meaningful lives, particularly in relation to leisure activities.

Unit content

Topic 1 Unit introduction and overview
Topic 2 Psychosocial wellbeing
Topic 3 Leisure activities
Topic 4 Spirituality and ageing
Topic 5 Spirituality, ageing and health
Topic 6 Complementary medicines and healthy ageing
Topic 7 Health behaviour models
Topic 8 Disease prevention and health promotion
Topic 9 Ageing and self-determination
Topic 10 Citizen participation

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 assess leisure activities in the context of healthy ageing
2 identify determinants of psychosocial wellbeing in older people, including spirituality
3 investigate the role of complementary medicines in promoting healthy ageing
4 explain the role of health promotion in healthy ageing
5 describe ways in which older people can be empowered to participate in decision making and policy formulation
6 reflect on the rights of older people.
7 demonstrate skills in academic writing, critical thinking and analysis.

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

  1. assess leisure activities in the context of healthy ageing
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    • GA4:
  2. identify determinants of psychosocial wellbeing in older people, including spirituality
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    • GA4:
  3. investigate the role of complementary medicines in promoting healthy ageing
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. explain the role of health promotion in healthy ageing
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. describe ways in which older people can be empowered to participate in decision making and policy formulation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. reflect on the rights of older people.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  7. demonstrate skills in academic writing, critical thinking and analysis.
    • GA1: