HLT502 Ageing, Policy and Social Construction (8)
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.
Subject 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. 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
Enrolment restrictions
Available only to Master of Health Science (Gerontology), Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Master of Health Science students.
Assumed Knowledge
N/A
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the development of public policy and its relationship to the institutions of society with a particular focus on ageing
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of theoretical approaches to social policy
  • be able to describe the relationship between policy and the social construction of people's lives
  • be able to analyse the relationship between policy and the development of professional practice in services for older people
  • be able to apply a range of social theories, principles, and research findings to the health and community life of older people as a social construction
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of citizenship issues
  • be able to identify the influence of dominant cultural perspectives on social policy in ageing
  • be able to analyse class, race, age and gender equality in the development of professional practice and services
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
- Social constructions of ageing - Social/political theories - Public policy in ageing: development and evaluation - Power and influence in public policy - Citizenship and ageing
Contact
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.

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