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This course will enable learners to analyse the implications of social and demographic changes for the health and wellbeing of older people and kaumātua in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to critically review contemporary developments in relevant social and health care policy. Learners will be able to assess the physical, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs of older people, recognise the impact of ageism and elder abuse on health and wellbeing, and evaluate issues associated with balancing autonomy and risk. The course will also consider social work practices to empower and to promote the independence, health and wellbeing of older people.
For more information watch the course introduction video below.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: