Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Term 4, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
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|Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment:
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|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kathleen Gray, Dr Jenny Waycott
Kathleen Gray email@example.com
Jenny Waycott firstname.lastname@example.org
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This subject looks at the ways in which recent technological advancements can revolutionise the experience, management and future of ageing. Innovations in how we age are explored from multiple perspectives, including how technology can support autonomy and independent living as well as social connectedness to minimise the isolation common in later life.
The subject offers an introduction to the aged care information technology industry and major products and services. Controversial improvements in assistive technologies are covered, such as robotics and sensors that monitor behaviour and health conditions. Lastly, this subject considers technologies for end-of-life support, for longevity and for regenerative medicine. This subject opens up challenges and possibilities for ageing that have implications for older adults, health practitioners, caregivers, service providers, policymakers and researchers.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
A psychosocial analysis of older people’s experiences of emerging technologies:
A sociotechnical evaluation of a technology based aged care product or service:
Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
Graduate Certificate in Ageing
Graduate Diploma in Ageing
Master of Advanced Nursing
Master of Ageing
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Master of Public Health
Specialist Certificate in Ageing
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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