PUBH 7014 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400837
Coordinator Tiffany Northall Opens in new window
Description This unit examines health and socio political issues in aged care within a social capital framework. Social constructs and contexts of ageing are explored and issues of social and economic disadvantage are examined. Equity and access to health care services and the experiences of older people within these services are also highlighted. The role of health professionals and managers in actively engaging in health and social policy debate for ethically just care and services for older people is addressed.
School Nursing & Midwifery
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7153 - Contemporary Issues in Aged Care
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
- critique representations of older people in policy, laws and legislation, and health/social service delivery;
- evaluate the rationales for resource allocation, service provision and coordination of services for older people using a social capital approach;
- critique models of health service delivery for older people, including models of wellness, user-pays, case management, and active ageing (WHO);
- demonstrate an understanding of contemporary aged care issues from political, philosophical, legal and ethical positions;
- critically discuss strategies for reform in the delivery of aged care services that take into account all stakeholders.
A social capital approach to care and services
Active ageing and health promotion
Health issues for older people
Ageing and disability
A social inclusion approach for ageing
Representations of ageing - misconception and misperceptions
Discrimination against older workers
Retirement and lifestyle changes
The changing role of family and family members - expectations and limitations
Legal and ethical rights, responsibilities and legislation
Quality of life
Political, economic and consumer pressures shaping policy directions and funding
Knowledge translation - education and professional practice
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.
|Online Quiz: Short answer and/or multiple choice||15 questions- 30 minutes||20||N||Individual|
|Case Study Analysis||1,200 words||40||N||Individual|
- There is no essential textbook.
2022 Trimester 1
Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk 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.