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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5146

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
153303

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

Students will develop understanding of the structures and processes influencing ageing in contemporary society.

Course content

Theories of aging and their application within a nursing framework; population ageing - implications for funding, policy and service provision; images and attitudes to ageing; consumer directed care; disability, frailty, comorbidity, compressed morbidity, nursing support of older people with chronic and complex conditions; polypharmacy; models of care and the role of the nurse (transitional care, continuity of care/discharge planning, nursing role in rehabilitation/restorative/functional care/palliative care);end of life care; advance directives; intra/inter-professional collaboration and/trans disciplinary care; dementia; mental health; quality care for older people; innovative use of technology; health education.

Textbook(s)

Johnson, A & Chang, E 2017, Caring for older people in Australia, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, QLD, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Discussion paper 2000 words 30% -
Case Study Analysis 3500 words 60% -
Online activities 1000 words equiv. 10% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Degrees this course is offered in

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