|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Population ageing is causing fundamental societal and economic change in many countries and regions throughout the world. Although the opportunities and challenges presented by ageing differ between countries and regions, a global perspective can inform the development of sound policy responses to help individuals and societies to manage the transition to an older population structure. This course guides students through a range of key issues that are faced by societies with population ageing, and encourages them to critically appraise specific policy responses and to identify practical lessons to be learned from the experiences of countries experiencing rapid and advanced ageing. Topics covered include health, mature age employment, retirement and finances, age-friendly housing and environments, wellbeing & community participation, advanced ageing countries and rapidly ageing countries.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Interpret data and identify specific demographic determinants of population ageing.
- Identify and contrast challenges and opportunities across a range of social and economic issues due to an ageing population.
- Critically analyse the range of policy responses that can address challenges of an ageing population.
- Formulate policy recommendations for countries that are projected to experience a rapidly ageing population in future.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate relevant information.
- High level written communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with team members.
- Advance analytic, integration and problem-solving skills.
- Comparative policy analysis and research skills.
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
|Throughout the semester||10%|
|End of term||50%|
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Principal coordinator Tim Adair Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 30 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements . Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact informationMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: email@example.com
Further Information: MSPGH WebsitePhone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
Time commitment details
Additional delivery 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 Graduate Diploma in Ageing Course Specialist Certificate in Ageing Course Master of Public Administration (Enhanced) Course Master of Public Administration Course Master of Ageing Informal specialisation Ageing
- 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.