|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 3 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject focuses on how the body and its systems are affected by ageing and explores the differences between the natural ageing process and physical changes that develop as a result of illness with older persons. Students will also examine the effects of the environment and lifestyle factors on musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological systems that contribute to the experience of ageing and to the individual’s capability to engage with their participation preferences. Understanding the common impairments and physiological changes behind them that occur as part of ageing process provides students with a fundamental base to critically analyse as well as develop strategies for healthy ageing and disease prevention.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Recognise the physiological changes that occur as part of the ageing process, and distinguish the signs and symptoms commonly associated with ageing from those associated with disease.
- Recognise risk factors contributing to reduced function and participation in later life.
- Select appropriate strategies to prevent and minimise the impact of risk factors on function and participation throughout the ageing process.
- Evaluate current literature to select appropriate Referral/Resource to optimise care.
- Develop critical reflection and self-evaluation of their own experience with ageing and, if relevant, in their professional practice and work setting.
- Analyse, assess and develop strategies for healthy ageing and disease prevention.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
- Identify, critically analyse and evaluate relevant information.
- High level written communication skills.
- Apply research skills to make evidence-supported recommendations.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Contribution to online participation throughout the teaching period (10%)
- One 1,000 word case study due in the middle of the teaching period (20%)
- One 10 minute presentation at the end of the teaching period (20%)
- One 2,500 word written assignment due at the end of the assessment period (50%)
Dates & times
- Term 3 - Online
Principal coordinator Louisa Remedios Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 30 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 16 July 2018 Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 16 September 2018 Last self-enrol date 17 July 2018 Census date 10 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 31 August 2018 Assessment period ends 23 September 2018
Term 3 contact information
Time commitment details
Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Graduate Certificate in Ageing Course Master of Public Health Course Master of Public Administration (Enhanced) Course Master of Public Administration Course Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Science Course Master of Ageing Course Master of Rehabilitation Science Course Specialist Certificate in Ageing Course Graduate Diploma in Ageing Course Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Science Informal specialisation Ageing Informal specialisation 100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management Informal specialisation 150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management Informal specialisation 200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.