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DCHA20001 Ageing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Ageing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
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General Information

Overview

This unit will give you a detailed understanding of the influence of race and culture on ageing outcomes. The importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' ways of knowing about health and how this relates to ageing will be addressed. You will learn and critically reflect on the historical and contemporary socio-political events and systems that impact the quality of life of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Human rights and social justice issues will be discussed. This will include developing an informed understanding of colonisation processes and intergenerational trauma. You will research the key differences in health outcomes, including an appraisal of the ‘health gap' experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will learn about the delivery of culturally safe practice and working together to promote value and respect for culture.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Presentation
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator

Feedback

Despite numerous attempts to promote this unit for Term 1 2019, it has failed to attract students currently enrolled in the course. Some of the weekly learning content will be integrated into units within the new Master of Gerontology course that will be offered in 2020.

Recommendation

The learning content will be reviewed, modified and updated to reflect the current requirements of the new Master of Gerontology course.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the determinants that influence healthy ageing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  2. Demonstrate awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ ways of knowing about health and ageing
  3. Determine the impact of a current government strategy that aims to address the healthy ageing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  4. Evaluate the capacity of a particular agency or service to meet the healthy ageing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

There is no external accreditation linked to leaning outcomes

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 60%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%
3 - Portfolio - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 60%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 40%
3 - Portfolio - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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