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Contemporary Issues in Ageing

Postgraduate | MUR-SHP502 | 2024

Study method
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100% online
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
15 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
29 July 2024

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Contemporary Issues in Ageing

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Communicate biological, psychosocial, cognitive, and spiritual influences on healthy ageing and implications for professional practice.
    2. Discuss the legal and ethical aspects of care for older people from diverse backgrounds demonstrating cultural responsiveness, advocacy, and support during life transitions.
    3. Outline the contemporary Australian healthcare system, funding models, practice standards, and future directions, including implications from the Royal Commission into Quality and Safety in Aged Care.
    4. Evaluate evidence-based approaches to support older people and family caregivers to navigate the continuum of healthcare recognising the multidisciplinary requirements of gerontology.
    5. Critique practice and policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and implications for aged care preparedness for future infection outbreaks.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MUR-GHC-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Healthcare


Enrolment in a Graduate degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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