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In this course students will critically examine the various theories of ageing and common myths associated with growing old. The biological, sociological and psychological aspects of the normal ageing process will be explored. The experience of growing old, from the perspective of the older person, will be examined and will include an analysis of what constitutes successful ageing.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 3 - 2014
During this course, students will: 1.Critically examine various experiences of older persons in relation to health, illness and their encounters with the health care system; 2.Critically reflect on personal assumptions underlying your own practice of older persons nursing; 3.Identify age related changes experienced by the individual and relate them to experiences of health and illness; 4.Integrate various forms of knowledge in the examination of ageing; 5.Explore ideas and current knowledge related to theories of ageing and apply these to experiences of ageing; 6.Develop insight and appreciation of the more common aged related health problems experienced by older persons; 7.Formulate and articulate a personal philosophy of ageing and older persons nursing.
Theories of ageing. Normal ageing process. Myths and attitudes to ageing. The experience of ageing. Reflective practice.
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. 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. Demonstrated ANCI competencies.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for NURS6250|