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Undergraduate | UNE-HSSW168 | 2024

Responding to Disability and Ageing

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Challenge what you know about people who are ageing or have a disability. Pick apart traditional concepts and seek alternative perspectives. Think about what disability and ageing mean to the individual and community and reflect on your experiences.

Study method
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Start dates
24 June 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks

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Responding to Disability and Ageing

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. identify the traditional concepts of disability and ageing and consider alternative theoretical perspectives;
    2. comprehend and reflect on the personal experience of disability and ageing;
    3. demonstrate an understanding of person centred care of people who are ageing and/or have a disability;
    4. demonstrate an understanding of the organisational context that informs practice with people who are ageing and/or have a disability; and
    5. describe the divergence and convergence that occur between the concepts of ageing and disability.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements: For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

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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