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Health and Ageing Across the Lifespan is a postgraduate online unit delivered by Griffith University, via Open Universities Australia. It offers an introduction to the complex issues surrounding the health of older people. The unit takes a holistic approach, placing health issues in later life in the context of lifelong disabilities and illnesses.
By studying this unit, you will develop the ability to understand the complex circumstances required for healthy ageing, considering the role of lifestyle, community resources and human services. This will build on your prior knowledge of social work best practise, adding nuance to your service delivery ability.
The unit relies on a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. Written, verbal and practice-based assignments will rigorously test and compound your understanding of the topic, ensuring your suitability to deliver high quality service in the area.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this social work unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will build on your already substantial knowledge of social work, developing greater nuance in your understanding of how the ageing process contributes to health decline and how this alters the service required. You will gain greater confidence in implementing your skills through practice-based assessment, leaving you better qualified to enter or advance within the profession.
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.