This topic addresses the study of the ageing experience of Australian communities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Students will examine the significance of ethnicity in relation to ageing and how language and culture can influence policy and practice.
This topic provides students with knowledge and skills to analyse the demographic composition of CALD communities in Australia as well as the effects that migration has on the ageing experience of these groups.
Students will explore a broad range of factors contributing to individual and community behaviours including how within CALD communities, values, behaviour and beliefs can vary. The role of language and cross-cultural communication, family and communities dynamics and general attitudes to health will also be explored.
The analysis of case studies will enable students to focus on an in-depth examination of cultural approaches to develop practical strategies to assist ageing CALD communities and their carers.
This topic aims to provide students with opportunities to understand the significance of ethnicity in relation to ageing and be aware of the role of language and cultural competence in meeting the needs of older CALD populations in order to deliver more responsive care.