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
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.