Health Services for an Ageing Population
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and explain the health and care needs of a diverse ageing population
- Discuss approaches to providing quality care services for an ageing population
- Discuss the perspectives of different stakeholders towards services for an ageing population
- Explain how policy contributes to quality in provision of aged and dementia care services
- Topics to be confirmed via LMS at the commencement of the study term
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In this subject you will examine demographic trends in the ageing population along with social and cultural determinants of health and how these factors continue to shape the needs of older people in society. You will investigate how these needs can be addressed, including an exploration of key elements of aged and dementia health and social care service provision in Australia and other countries. You will learn about the role of in supporting people as they age and people living with dementia, as well as for their family members and carers. The perspectives stakeholders towards these services will be explored. You will also develop foundational knowledge about how policy informs regulatory requirements, funding, quality and safety issues pertaining to aged and dementia care services.
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