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Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Worldwide population ageing trends

7 videos (Total 59 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1. Introduction to MOOC and key staff14m
2. Global population ageing6m
3. Measuring population ageing9m
4. Population ageing data sources, trends and patterns8m
5. Population ageing in 21st century14m
Master of Ageing - career pathways3m
6 readings
Course outline10m
Your teaching team10m
Start of course survey10m
Reading and resources10m
Academic integrity10m
Graduate Online - The University of Melbourne10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Lifelong participation

6 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
2. The typical ageing process and strategies to promote ageing well11m
3. Know your mind – normal changes and what can go wrong11m
4. Mental health and ageing: management strategies13m
5. Technology and ageing: Part 18m
6. Technology and ageing: Part 211m
1 reading
Reading and resources10m
1 practice exercise
Mental health and ageing quiz (worth 10% of final grade)10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Planning and design for an ageing population

6 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading
6 videos
2. The home9m
3. Health care settings11m
4. Older residential communities - Interview15m
5. Urbanisation and Ageing Populations in China (part 1 of 2)3m
6. Urbanisation and Ageing Populations in China (part 2 of 2)4m
1 reading
Reading and resources10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Economics of ageing

4 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
2. The risky world in which we age15m
3. Behavioural challenges and ageing24m
4. The fiscal challenge of an ageing society15m
1 reading
Reading and resources10m
1 practice exercise
Economics of ageing quiz (worth 20% of final grade)20m
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Top reviews from Rethinking Ageing: Are we prepared to live longer?

By MRDec 17th 2017

Great course from a world class university. Covered lot of issues related with ageing, new way of thinking about being old. Recommended.

By IRMar 10th 2019

Amazing course! Highly recommend!!! Interesting and useful!!!!

Instructors

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Rob Moodie

Co-Chair Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative
Melbourne School of Population Health
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Simon Biggs

Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy
School of Social & Political Sciences
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Rebecca Kippen

Senior Research Fellow
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
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Louisa Remedios

Director of Teaching and Learning
School of Health Science
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Debra Virtue

Lecturer
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
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Eleanor Curran

Consultant Psychiatrist
Public Mental Health Service
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Fernando Sanchez

Chair of Health Informatics
The University of Melbourne
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Alan Pert

Director
Melbourne School of Design
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Clare Newton

Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
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Jack Barton

Urban Data and eResearch Facilitator
Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
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Ian McDonald

Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Business and Economics
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Briony Dow

National Ageing Research Institute
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Dominique Martin

Lecturer
School of Population and Global Health
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Tara Sklar

MOOC Project Coordinator; Co-Director of Ageing Programs; Research Fellow in Health Law
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

About The University of Melbourne

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