School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Optimising Contribution of Older PeopleWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401418.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit addresses issues related gerontocracy (a society whereby elders have power and influence), versus ageism (age-related prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s age). Stages of ageing and risk will also be covered, including ethical issues related to the aged communities and the aged care sector. Importantly, this unit will address strategies that need consideration to optimise integration of aged communities, including: active adult retirement communities, poverty safety net and governmental policies, housing, the use of technology, strategies to slow and reverse age-related decline including emerging developments. Issues related to optimising self-determination and ‘dignity of risk’ among aged communities will also be covered.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Stable internet connection, and a desktop or laptop computer; and a mobile device (e.g. smartphone or iPad).

4781.1Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and SustainabilityCURRENT
4782.1Graduate Diploma in Ageing, Wellbeing and SustainabilityCURRENT


A4068.1Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Professional StreamCURRENT
A4069.1Master of Ageing, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Research StreamCURRENT

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