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GER203 Ageing in Rural Australia (8)

Abstract

Identifies older adults living in rural Australia as disadvantaged by certain quality of life indicators, including low income, poor housing and limited access to transportation and health and social services. Introduces a range of demographic and gerontological explanations and studies of these trends. Students analyse various solutions and policies for overcoming barriers to the health and well-being of older people who live in non-metropolitan areas.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- identify the significant differences between older Australians living in urban and rural communities
- explain the demographic trends and gerontological explanations for quality of life differences between urban and rural aged in Australia;
- analyse the various solutions and policies for overcoming barriers to the health and well-being of older people who live in non-metropolitan areas.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1 Theoretical perspectives on rural Australia -A picture of rural Australia -Demographics and geography -Rural theory Module 2 Rural health -Health, welfare and social needs -Health status by geography, disadvantage and equity Rural women Module 3 Issues for rural older people -Employment -Isolation -Ageing -Community development

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.