Ageing and Disability Friendly Environments
Your upfront cost: $0
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate understandings of what constitutes positive and healthy living for ageing and disabled persons.
- Describe how the natural and built environment can affect ‘ageing in place’ and living with disablement.
- Identify and evaluate age and disability friendly principles and apply these in practice
- Critically assess and evaluate policy and planning for mobility, autonomy, independence, and quality of life of ageing and disabled persons
- Policy and Practice for Ageing and Disability
- Housing Design, and Ageing in Place
- Maintaining the Sense of Home Through Design and Care
- Promoting Accessible Transport Options
- Planning and Design for Inclusiveness and Health Promotion
- Mobility for Inclusiveness and Health Promotion
- Supportive Leisure Facilities, Parks and Trails
- Universal Design
- Assistive Technologies
- Emerging Areas: Dementia and Pets
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
This course examines ageing and disability-friendly design, planning principles, and policy as they relate to the natural and built environments. You’ll learn to apply these planning and design principles to analysing the home, transport and mobility, the workplace, leisure and recreation facilities, and urban spaces. Crucially, you will develop an understanding of the impact of natural and built environments on people who are ageing or living with disablement. The skills and knowledge you develop throughout this course will greatly enhance your practice approaches to working with lived experiences of disability and ageing in a range of human service contexts.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Psychological Science and Sociology degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Project (40%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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