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.
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
One session
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.
The 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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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