School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Professional Practice in Aged CareWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400248.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit provides the student with an understanding of current trends underlying policies and services in the aged care industry, which will help them to understand the dynamics of the changing aged care service sector. Students will examine the strategic environment of aged care to develop global and national perspectives, identify drivers of change and development, and the major players in aged care policy. Students will develop an understanding of the aged care competencies and determinants of well-being for aged persons which can be used in their future roles in the aged care industry. Through reflections on practice in aged care, students will develop an individual approach to aged care services issues which they can use in the future as health care professionals.

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