NURS 7059 Ageing in Place: Wellbeing and Sustainability

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Jed Montayre Opens in new window

Description This unit addresses a multi-faceted perspectives of healthy and successful ageing. A major focus is to raise awareness about creating an age-friendly community which facilitates older age groups, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples, to be actively involved in all community activities to stay connected to people and place that are important to them. The multiple perspectives of ageing in place integrates biomedical, physical environment/design, legal, ethical, policy, service provision and social contexts of ageing. Knowledge and skills acquired in this unit are useful for planners, managers and health care providers for those working with aged communities. The unit covers evidence-based approaches affecting physical environment, personal characteristics and psychosocial mechanisms that facilitate older people to age successfully.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the diversity within the aged communities and their unique attributes and needs.
  2. Articulate and apply current evidence from a multidisciplinary perspective enabling older people to maintain independence, autonomy, and connection to social support, including friends and family.
  3. Analyse the needs of aged communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds living in Australia and those of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples.
  4. Evaluate processes and propose strategies to be considered in designing age-friendly communities, including reform agendas and policies that promote age-friendliness.

Subject Content

Who is the older person?
Ageing in Place: A concept analysis
Person-centred approach
Age-friendly framework: A multi-faceted approach
Multidisciplinary perspectives based on the eight domains within three clusters: a) Social environment (social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment); b) Community and health support (communication and information, community support and health services); and c) Built environment (outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, and housing)
Aged communities: Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples
Ageism: Barriers to ageing in place

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 200 - word x 2 submissions 20 N Individual
Case Study 1000 - word equivalent 40 N Individual
Critical Review 1000 - word equivalent 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Jed Montayre Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Jed Montayre Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Jed Montayre Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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