Ageing, Health & 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. The experience of ageing is explored from multidimensional views, including biological, physiological, social and cultural perspectives. This unit also discusses demographic transition, impact on the population profile, psychosocial and behavioural aspects of ageing and their influence on health and wellbeing. 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. Healthy ageing is an important goal for Australian society and the global population. The unit will also explore perspectives on healthy and successful ageing, and consider 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.

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13x2-hr lectures, 6x2-hr tutorials, 6x2-hr clinical labs, clinical placement (80 hours)


essay (40%) and group work (15%) and exam (45%) and off-campus clinical appraisal (satisfactory/unsatisfactory)

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