HAGE12002 - Opportunities and Challenges of Healthy Ageing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit focuses on the opportunities and challenges that the ageing population faces, by identifying and examining the trends and issues affecting older people and the communities in which they live. You will be introduced to current theories on ageing from both a psycho-social perspective and those embedded in human ecology. The unit's primary aim is to explore ageing from an older person’s perspective by critically thinking about the systems, structures and policies in Australia, that address healthy ageing. In doing so, you will appraise issues such as ageism, stereotypes and attitudes towards ageing and the impact of these on professional practice. In this unit, you will also learn about the strategies to promote healthy ageing across a variety of community contexts with the aim of being able to apply these in the 'real world'. This will include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Finally this unit will challenge your perceptions of ageing, thereby providing you with a greater understanding of the implications and opportunities for healthy ageing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Critical Review 40%
3. Essay 50%

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

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explore ageing from an older person’s perspective
  2. Analyse key health ageing concepts and theories
  3. Identify explicit and implicit examples of ageism, stereotypes and attitudes to ageing
  4. Discuss ageing from an Indigenous perspective including myths, culture and values
  5. Evaluate strategies to promote healthy ageing across a variety of community contexts.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Critical Review
3 - Essay
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Critical Review
3 - Essay
1 - Online Quiz(zes)