1 x 10-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line lecture weekly
5 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 Admission into BHA-Bachelor of Healthy Ageing
2 AGES1001 - Foundation Skills in Ageing Studies
3 Admission into other Bachelor degrees
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3))
Assignment(s); Tutorial participation.
Topic description

Health status is a broad term that refers to the level of health of an individual, group or population. This topic provides students with a fundamental examination of the challenges to health status in later life. Physiological ageing is the focus of initial discussions to enable students to make the distinction between age-related changes and disease in later life. Students will gain an insight into the impact of the social determinants of health and of health promotion on health status in later life

Educational aims

This topic aims to examine physiological changes accompanying ageing, common health issues, health literacy, the social determinants of health and the impact on health status in later life to provide students with the fundamental understanding necessary to support healthy ageing.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss perspectives on health status, healthy ageing and health promotion
  2. Examine differences across the ageing population in health status in relation to gender, culture and geographical location
  3. Differentiate between age-related physical changes and changes in later life resulting from non-normative factors such as disease
  4. Critically analyse and develop strategies for healthy ageing to maximise health status in later life
  5. Investigate the social determinants of health in later life and the impact on health status
  6. Demonstrate skills that underpin a career working with and supporting older people to maximise health and well-being