Ageing, Health and Care (NURS2006)


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)


Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


36 Year 1 credit points including NURS1008

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.