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HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MNSG or MNRS or PMHN or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: HEA8001

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course provides a focus for quality health care provision for older adults, building on and expanding prior knowledge and skills from undergraduate level courses. The course will provide advanced concepts to enhance clinical decisions and practices related to older adults across a wide spectrum of clinical settings and the community. Learning outcomes will address key concepts such as theories of ageing, contemporary practice, cultural issues significant to local, national and international healthy aged care practices.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Fraser Coast