GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds (8)

The body is a central focus both in the lived experience of those who are ageing and for the professionals who work with ageing bodies. In this subject a range of issues associated with living in an ageing body are explored. The concepts of health, wellbeing and ill-health are critically examined and mind and body changes associated with ageing in a healthy body and in illness are explored. Mental health in ageing is a particular focus of exploration and depression and dementia are critically examined from both bio-medical and social perspectives of health. Finally, theory and practice of health promotion and in particular, the promotion of mental health are examined.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GER402. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the differences between age related mind and body changes in healthy ageing from those associated with illness;
  • be able to apply a biopsychosocial perspective to physical, pyschological and cognitive age-related changes; and
  • be able to apply knowledge of age related cognitive changes to develop an educational / health promotion strategy.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The body as a biological and social entity
  • Health, wellbeing and illness in later life
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Health promotion with older adults

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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