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Healthy ageing and fall prevention - PUBH5510

Year - 2020

This unit comprises a series of online lectures and discussions followed by a 2 day face-to-face workshop. The unit aims to teach students about the demography, epidemiology and economics of population ageing in Australia and globally, and about common health conditions that impact on healthy ageing, including dementia, frailty and falls, and the evidence regarding prevention and management of these health conditions. This unit will also include teaching about the structure and role of health and aged care services. The 2 day workshop will focus on fall prevention and physical activity for healthy ageing, from the epidemiology and economic cost of falls to fall risk factors and evidence-based strategies for the prevention of falls and physical activity strategies for healthy ageing, areas of particular expertise in the School of Public Health.

8x1 hour online lectures and 4x1 hour online discussions with a period of intensive attendance at 2 day face-to-face workshop (8 hours/ day)

participation in 4x200wd online discussions (20%) 1x1500wd assignment (30%) and 1x3000wd essay (50%)

Recorded lectures, lecture notes, case studies and journal articles will be provided online from a password-protected site.




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann, Professor Cathie Sherrington, Professor Bob Cumming, Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani
HECS Band: 2
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