Module Title:Ageing Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Discussion based learning, active teaching strategies, problem based learning, lectures and case studies
Module Aim: This module will provide a framework for social care students of knowledge, skills and values pertaining to working with older people
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 1 Comprehend the importance of independence, self determination and purposeful activity in the lives of clients who are older.
LO2 Advocate for the social model of care in Elderly Care Services
LO3 Evaluate the theories of Ageing
LO4 Explore interventions and best practice principles when working with the elderly
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Ageing
Political Economy Theory Disengagement Theory Activity Theory Life course Theories, Continuity Theory
Demography of Ageing
Ageing Process, Impact on Independence, Health and service delivery
Services and Frameworks for older people
Interventions and best practice principles when designing and implementing services with older people
Understanding later life
Ageism, Difference, diversity and Inequality
Assessing the needs of older people
Care Planning, community care, non residential services, residential provision.
Skills in working with older people
communication skills, person centered practice, holistic assessment, skills in recording, skills and care management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a   60.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Total Hours 0.75
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory