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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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The University of Melbourne

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Worldwide population ageing trends

4 hours to complete
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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Lifelong participation

3 hours to complete
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Planning and design for an ageing population

1 hour to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Economics of ageing

2 hours to complete
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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