School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Family Health Care: Older Adult NursingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400767.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge and skill gained in Years 1 and 2 of a nursing degree.

Equivalent Units
400644 - Gerontic Practice

400753 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 AND 400757 Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 OR 400825 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (Advanced)

About this Unit
The health and wellbeing of older people reflect their genetic inheritance, the environment, lifestyle choices and a complex set of developmental experiences upon which individuals, groups and socio-political influences have impinged. Nevertheless, being or becoming old is only one part of a persons life experience. Thus, in order to understand being old, we need to have knowledge of such influences and experiences. By promoting the health and therefore the potential of people, nurses have the opportunity to be in the forefront of health care. This opportunity places nurses in a position to intervene therapeutically in the lives and upon the lifestyles of older people by working with individuals and groups to facilitate healthy ageing and by promoting positive attitudes towards ageing and older people.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 or a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate 2) Adult Health Immunisation with serology results 3) Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010 4) Code of Conduct 5) Form 2: TB Assessment form 6) Form 3: Student Undertaking/Declaration form 7) Workcover accredited Senior First Aid Certificate

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