Hauora Pakeke / Health of the Older Adult

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.7105
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Health Studies
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Graduate Diploma in Health Studies;

Course Aim

This course will explore the holistic health of the older adult from a physiological, socio-economic, political and cultural view. The students will explore the concept of positive aging, life expectancy and quality of life.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically examine the positive life experiences of the older adult in Aotearoa/New Zealand from a holistic viewpoint.
  2. Investigate factors that influence quality of life for the older adult.
  3. Analyse government policies related to the older adult in New Zealand and compare with an international perspective.
  4. Compare and contrast current statistical data around life expectancy for the older adult in Aotearoa/New Zealand with international data.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017