Details for Working with Older People

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP005
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Leeanne Cameron


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Working with Older People

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop relationships with older people, appreciating social, cultural and spiritual differences;
  2. Demonstrate skills required to provide serives to older people including suitable referral or advocacy;
  3. Demonstrate the skills required to support the rights of older people and develop a respectful intervention framework;
  4. Promote the issues of health and re-ablement of older people.

Subject Content

  • Theological perspective of ageing
  • Human rights
  • Aged rights
  • Gerontology
  • Theories of human development
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physical changes
  • Healthy grieving
  • Possibilities for growth in the later years of life

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • Distance/eLearning (online)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Report (30%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Professional Portfolio (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Tanner, D. 2010, Managing the Ageing Experience, Policy Press, Bristol.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any texts