School Of Health Sciences

Professional Practice in Aged Care and DisabilityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400968.3


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400248 - Professional Practice in Aged Care, 400790 - Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability

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

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