This subject aims to offer students a critical analysis of public policy and an examination of social construction, particularly in relation to ageing. Particular attention is paid to the complexities of decision-making, professional practice, and citizenship in the context of dominant culture and vulnerable groups within society. A common theme throughout this subject is that of the prevailing social context and how it shapes ideas, relationships, and practices together with the specific implications for older people. In addition, critical evaluation of rural and urban contexts of ageing policy and practice provides a major focus.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Available only to Master of Health Science (Gerontology), Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Master of Health Science students.
- Social constructions of ageing - Social/political theories - Public policy in ageing: development and evaluation - Power and influence in public policy - Citizenship and ageing
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.