Full Title:The Discourse of Ageing
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST H8008
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand the experience of growing old , social exclusion, the policy context in relation to the elderly and the implications for this in the provision of social care. The module will help prepare students to incorporate the complex theoretical and ethical issues into their practice as a social care professional.
  2. Analyse the needs of older people and the social policy / social care response.)
  3. Define ageism and alienation and discuss the theoretical and ethical implications for social care.
  4. Explain the complexities of the needs of older people. The influence of gender, race, ethnicity, mental health, sexuality, disability, abuse, social exclusion and discrimination and how these impact on social care provision.
  5. Critically evaluate the importance of developing anti-discriminatory and culturally sensitive social care practice and develop strategies for working towards the empowerment of older people within social care.
  6. Reflect on their personal and professional experience of older people and their social care practice and identify examples of best practice in working with older people in social care.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project n/a None 70.00 0 0 n/a 0
Presentation n/a None 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 5.50 Every Week 5.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Walker, Alan. 2005, Understanding quality of life in old age / editors, Alan Walker and Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Open University Press Maidenhead :
  • Patricia Kennedy and Suzanne Quin. 2008, Ageing and social policy in Ireland, University College DublinPress Dublin [ISBN: 190455895X (PBK.)]
  • John Robert 2011, Social Work, Social Policy and Older People, 1st Ed., Learning Matter Ltd British Library
  • Sussex, Frances 2004, Social care : level 4, Heinemann, Oxford [ISBN: 0435401335 9780435401337]
  • Stone, Robyn. 2011, Long-term care for the elderly, Urban Institute Press Washington, D.C.
  • Crawford, Karin and Walker Janet 2009, Social work with older people, 2nd ed Ed., Learning Matters Ltd., UK [ISBN: 18444515501844451550]
  • Phillips, Judith 2006, Social work with older people, 4th Ed Ed., Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke [ISBN: 14039161369781403916136]
  • Brown, Keith 2006, Vulnerable adults and community care, Learning Matters Exeter [ISBN: 1844450619]
  • Squire, Anne. 2002, Health and well-being for older people : foundations for practice, Baillière Tindall, Edinburgh [ISBN: 0702023159]
  • Nolan, Mike,Davies, Sue Grant, Gordon 2001, Working with older people and their families : key issues in policy and practice, Open University Press, Maidenhead ; Philadelphia : [ISBN: 0335205607]
  • Bolger, Janine. Hothersall, Steve J. 2010, Social policy for social work, social care and the caring professions, Ashgate, Surrey [ISBN: 9780754676355]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory