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Ageing Health & Human Services (POPH90267)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90267
Term 1 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This course explores the interface of policy and practice in the delivery of aged care services. The responses to policy shifts in aged care over time will be explored. The course will then focus on the present day impact of health care, mental health, income security, housing, and employment, educational and recreational policies on the delivery of services to older citizens collectively and as individuals. Case studies will be used to illustrate both the theoretical and practical aspects of designing and delivering services.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • understand and be able to articulate the interface between policy and practice in the delivery of aged care services;
  • demonstrate an informed understanding of the impact of policies on the provision of programs for older citizens;
  • critically discuss, assess and develop strategies to improve the implementation of policy on the delivery of services to older citizens; and
  • present a case study from their field/area that demonstrates an applied understanding of the interaction between policy and practice in an aged care setting.

Generic skills

Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:

  • high level written communication skills
  • advance information and interpretation skills
  • advance analytic, integration and problem-solving skills
  • demonstrate competence in critical and theoretical thinking through essay writing and online discussions

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


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 discussions, throughout the teaching period (10%)
  • 3X case scenarios for critical reflection (250 words each), due throughout the teaching period, each worth 5% (15%)
  • Case Study Proposal (1,000 words), due in the middle of the teaching period (25%)
  • Student Project (3,000 words), due at end of teaching period (50%)

Dates & times

  • Term 1 - Online
    Principal coordinatorRalph Hampson
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours30 Hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date29 January 2018
    Teaching period 5 February 2018 to 1 April 2018
    Last self-enrol date30 January 2018
    Census date23 February 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail16 March 2018
    Assessment period ends 8 April 2018

    Term 1 contact information


    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


    Currently enrolled students:

    Future Students:

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

Last updated: 23 January 2019