Issues in Aged Care

10 Units

This course examines professional, social, political, economic, ethico-legal and spiritual issues and innovations associated with the care of older people.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Nursing and Midwifery
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Appreciate a range of issues relating to the provision of health care to older people;
  2. Explore the contextual and practice issues relating to older people nationally and internationally;
  3. Critically examine issues relating to the care of older people in a range of health contexts and settings;
  4. Propose and justify changed practice and/or models of care that are consistent with national and international humanitarian agendas for older people;
  5. Apply frameworks for professional manuscript publication to a selected issue or concern;
  6. Demonstrate academic literacy skills consistent with international standards for successful publications.
  1. Health policy, contexts and older people internationally and nationally
  2. Contextual and practice issues
  3. Innovation and models of care
  4. Frameworks for professional publication
Replacing Course(s) n/a
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge * Foundations of health and health breakdown theory, legal and ethical issues related to health. It is also assumed that the student will have fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to health care practice. * Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation. * Ability to conceptualise practice.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written Assignment - Discussion Manuscript
  • Online Discussion - Contribution to discussion and debate through online blog
  • Other: (please specify) - Abstract and summary statement for discussion manuscript
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for NURS6190

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