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Shifting Paradigms in Ageing (POPH90273)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90273
Term 1 - Online
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Populations are ageing globally and the Master of Ageing program is designed to produce leaders in the field of ageing who are able to develop new approaches and policies that help shape the societal shift that will inevitably occur. To this end, the Shifting Paradigms in Ageing subject aims to provide students with skills and techniques to think laterally and shift paradigms. As Einstein said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Ageing is also about opportunity, and this subject will enhance the ability to recognise and leverage that potential.

This eight-week online subject will draw on frameworks, methodologies and techniques from philosophy, education, science, business, marketing and design, combined with object-based learning and trans-disciplinary practice to enable the identification and critical analysis of socio-cultural contexts and paradigms with a focus on ageing.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Critically discuss, analyse and assess existing paradigms around ageing
  • Formulate a reflective argument outlining why and how these paradigms could be shifted for more positive, scaleable and sustainable outcomes
  • Demonstrate the application of one or more of the frameworks, methodologies and techniques discussed throughout the subject.
  • Conceive of and articulate new approaches to policies around ageing

Generic skills

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

  • High-level skills in critical thinking and analysis
  • Advanced reflective writing skills
  • The ability to make connections between theoretical concepts and frameworks to everyday practice
  • Competency in sourcing, assessing and applying evidence

Last updated: 24 August 2019