Ageing, Health and Care (NURS2006)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study is designed to take a broad view of ageing across the adult lifespan. The person-centred philosophy of care is incorporated into this unit to examine the relationship between ageing, health and care. This unit focuses on demographic transition, impact on the population profile, psychosocial and behavioural aspects of ageing and their influence on health and wellbeing. The experience of ageing is explored from multidimensional views, including biological, physiological, social and cultural perspectives. Common ageing problems and current epidemiological trends, nationally and internationally, will be examined. A focus on health priorities to address changing needs of an ageing population will also be discussed in this unit.
This unit also explores perspectives on healthy and successful ageing, and considers the value of health education and health promotion for older people and the relevance of a primary health approach, as well as the role of nurses in relation to these.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
Further unit of study information
13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorials, 6x2-hr clinical labs, and clinical placement (80-hrs)
essay (40%) and group work (20%) and written examination (40%) and satisfactory off-campus clinical appraisal
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.