|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 1 - Online
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
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 coordinator Ralph Hampson Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 30 Hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 29 January 2018 Teaching period 5 February 2018 to 1 April 2018 Last self-enrol date 30 January 2018 Census date 23 February 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 16 March 2018 Assessment period ends 8 April 2018
Term 1 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 Administration (Enhanced) Course Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work Course Graduate Certificate in Health and Human Services Course Master of Public Administration Course Specialist Certificate in Health and Human Services Course Master of Social Work Course Master of Ageing Course Master of Advanced Social Work Course Master of Health and Human Services Course Specialist Certificate in Ageing Course Specialist Certificate in Advanced Social Work Course Graduate Diploma in Ageing Course Master of Public Health 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.