In ProgressPlease note that this Unit Profile is still in progress. The content below is subject to change.
In this unit, you will have the opportunity to explore, evaluate and apply nursing theories and models that are currently used in the care of older people in different care settings – acute, community, and home. You will investigate societal perceptions of older people, ageing and the impact these perceptions may have on the older person. You will plan changes to enhance the culture of your clinical setting to provide an environment that is conducive to meeting the clinical, social and psychological needs of the older person and their families.
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 - 2023
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).
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.
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.
All University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
You may wish to view these policies:
- Grades and Results Policy
- Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
- Review of Grade Procedure
- Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
- Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
- Student Refund and Credit Balance Policy and Procedure
- Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
- Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Procedure
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
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 Students discussion with the unit coordinator.
The unit coordinator this term fed back that the students enjoyed the portfolio exercise and had found this rewarding.
To continue to provide innovative assessment items.
- Evaluate gerontological nursing theories and models used in the care of older people.
- Analyse the impact societal values and care settings have on the older person and their nursing care.
- Apply a framework, derived from the National Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to the nursing care of older people to meet their clinical, social, and psychological needs.
- Construct and justify strategies to enhance the culture of a clinical setting so that it is culturally inclusive, person-centred, and meets the needs of older people and their families.
This unit is not linked to external accreditation.
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment - 40%|
|2 - Case Study - 60%|
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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|
There are no required textbooks.
- CQUniversity Student Email
- Unit Website (Moodle)
- Academic Learning Centre services
- Access to MIMS through the university library
- CQ U library search engines for research articles
- CQUniversity library literature search tools
- Wordprocessing, spreadsheeting and powerpoint software
- Zoom account (Free)
- Zoom app on your smart phone or access to Zoom on your laptop
- Endnote bibliographic software. This is optional for formatting references.
- CQUniversity Library Nursing Resources
- Zoom (both microphone and webcam capability)