DCHA20004 - Service Provision and Ageing
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will explore barriers and enablers to provide best practice in delivering services to the older person whilst relating to specific considerations for vulnerable populations. You will determine the relevance of policy in meeting the needs of older people with specific needs and provide recommendations to ensure best practice concepts are available for utilisation.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Justify the needs of older people from vulnerable populations
  2. Identify the barriers and enablers to providing best practice in specific services settings for the older person
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of policy to meet the needs of vulnerable older populations
  4. Generate and transmit best practice concepts appropriate for a relevant service provider.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management      
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Due to the contemporary nature of this study journal articles will be the bulk of information. As a result there will be no prescribed text book, although some may be suggested for additional reading during the course.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorLisa Hee (l.hee@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Introduction to DHCA 200004

Module 1. Stereotypes of dementia and subsequent homogenisation

Week 2 17-07-2017

Module 1. Stereotypes of dementia and subsequent dehumanization of the person with dementia.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Module 2. Theories of Personhood

Week 4 31-07-2017

Module 2. Personhood and Dementia.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Module 2. Personhood and dementia

Written Assessment Due Friday (11 Aug 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Module 3. The lived experience of dementia

Week 6 21-08-2017 Module 3. The relationship between the lived experience of dementia and personhood.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Module 3. The relationship between the lived experience of dementia and personhood.

Week 8 04-09-2017 Module 4. Recommendations
Week 9 11-09-2017

Module 4. Recommendations

Week 10 18-09-2017

Module 4. Recommendations

Week 11 25-09-2017

Revision of course content and preparation of final assessment.

2. Presentation and Written Assessment. Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 08:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Revision of course content and preparation of final assessment.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

A written report

· Course Weighting: 50%

· Word Count: 1800 words +/- 10% (excluding references)

Topic:

As the older population continues to grow faster than ever before it is imperative that services provided to the needs of older people include those within vulnerable populations.

Task & Assignment Structure:

· Identify a vulnerable population that includes older people.

· Compare the needs of the older people within this group with the ‘main stream’ population and contrast differences identified.

· Identify a service setting for the older person within the vulnerable group chosen above.

· Identify barriers and enablers for the older person within your chosen vulnerable group to receive best practice from your chosen service setting

· Make recommendations based on your findings.

· Be sure to write a concluding paragraph that summarizes your key findings and presents a logical close to your paper.


Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (11-Aug-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

A complete marking guide will be provided in the DCHA20004 Moodle site. Additionally there will be information from the unit coordinator regarding the requirements of the assessment and how it will be evaluated.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Justify the needs of older people from vulnerable populations

2. Identify the barriers and enablers to providing best practice in specific services settings for the older person

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title 2. Presentation and Written Assessment.
Task Description

Topic.

The evaluation of policy appropriateness for the ageing persons within vulnerable populations and applicability to best practice for relevant service providers.

The Task

You are creating an oral presentation that is designed to comprehensively evaluate your chosen policy. This will include your analysis of the policy’s relevance for service providers to provide best practice to the ageing population within vulnerable groups. You will also write a short accompanying written handout for audience members. You will design your presentation and handout to be suitable to be presented to an audience of your professional colleagues.

Preparation

1. Select a policy to evaluate. You are encouraged to discuss your selection and approach to this task with your lecturer.

2. Search for and select quality literature that provides evidence-based information on best practice in your selected field in terms of improving quality of life for older people within a vulnerable population.

Presentation

1. You are talking for 10 minutes, this roughly equates to 1300 words.

2. Develop a maximum of 10 slides.

3. Information within slides should be referenced where appropriate. Provide a slide at the end of the presentation with the references listed.

4. Your presentation should include an introduction to the topic of policy evaluation.

5. State which policy and vulnerable population group you selected and why.

6. Critically analyse the efficacy of the policy to ensure best practice for service providers to include the needs of the older population within your chosen vulnerable group

7. Identify any limitations of the policy, explain their impact and generate recommended modifications to improve efficacy.

8. Conclude with your key findings and the message you want to leave your audience with.

Writing

9. Write an accompanying written handout for audience members that contains the key points from your presentation focussing on the recommendations you have made.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 08:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
2 weeks after submission date.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Submission will be a two part process:

1. You will present live to your lecturer using Zoom, a videoconferencing program. Your lecturer will assist you in using Zoom and arrange a suitable time with you to present.

2. Please submit your presentation slides (PowerPoint format) and accompanying written handout (Microsoft Word format) via the Moodle site. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

A complete marking guide will be provided in the DCHA20004 Moodle site. Additionally there will be information from the unit coordinator regarding the requirements of the assessment and how it will be evaluated.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submission will be a two part process: 1. You will present live to your lecturer using Zoom, a videoconferencing program. Your lecturer will assist you in using Zoom and arrange a suitable time with you to present. 2. Please submit your presentation slides (PowerPoint format) and accompanying written handout (Microsoft Word format) via the Moodle site. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of policy to meet the needs of vulnerable older populations

4. Generate and transmit best practice concepts appropriate for a relevant service provider.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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