What our Students are Saying

Master of Ageing students talk about their experiences

Master of Ageing

Shifting Paradigms in Ageing - this elective subject is open for enrolments in Term 1 of 2017

This particular subject to date has been my absolute favourite. While introducing new ideas and concepts it has also reinforced views I have long held especially in regards to the importance of maintaining identity. To shift paradigms of ageing we must be innovative, involve people from all different industries and sectors, involve those who are ageing themselves and change neoliberal policies that place the responsibility of the process onto the individual rather than society. It is time to look at our culture and at cultures that treat their elders with respect and dignity and learn from them. Finally it’s time to create opportunities to interact with older people and create communities that are enabling and have people or all ages living together and looking out for each other”.

The above was my final entry in my student Reflective Journal and perfectly describes my learning experience. This subject has been important to me in both my professional and personal life and is extremely relevant to the world we live in now and the world we hope to inhabit in the future. If you want to be part of the change process, I highly recommend studying this subject.  

[Source: Toni Wallwork, Acting Group Diversional Therapist Manager, Living Care]

Body of Ageing - this core subject will next be available in Term 3 of 2017

Body of Ageing is an innovative subject that encourages students to ‘think outside the box’ in terms of the ageing. I found it was an enriching experience to participate in a subject that was designed to push me out of my comfort zone and challenge me to reach new heights in terms of on-line learning. The assessment tasks are enjoyable and creative. I found the subject material fascinating and my newfound knowledge and skills will prove to be invaluable in my working environment. My personal perspective on ageing has been changed for the better.

‘Body of Ageing’ has encouraged me to make lifestyle changes now in order to protect my future health and wellbeing. I felt really supported by the coordinators throughout the subject would highly recommend ‘Body of Ageing’ to anyone who works in the health industry or has an interest in the ageing process.  

[Source: Carol Erichsen, Associate Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM), NorthWestern Mental Health]