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HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice

Short Description: Fndtns of Gerontology Practice
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 069999 - Health not elsewhere classifie
Grading basis : Graded


This course provides a focus for quality health care provision for older people that builds and expands on prior knowledge and skills gained from undergraduate level nursing courses. The course will provide postgraduate nursing students with advanced concepts to enhance their clinical decisions and practices related to older people across a wide spectrum of clinical settings and the community. The course will also contribute to the ongoing development of nurses' qualities as leaders, especially as change agents in their respective health practice contexts that improve the care experience and quality of life of older people. Learning outcomes will address key concepts such as philosophies of care approach, professional nursing and aged care quality standards, healthy ageing and the older person, the ageing process, including the theories of ageing, contemporary practice and cultural challenges and issues, significant to local, national and international healthy aged care practices.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022