The three complementary units are situated in the following context: Australians are living longer and our society is an ageing one. The recently concluded Royal Commission indicates some of the challenges and complexities in providing effective care for older citizens. Ageing in Australia today has become an urgent and increasingly important public issue. There are political, social and economic costs associated with an ageing society that require strategic thinking. A Gospel perspective calls Christians to collaborate in the building of a just and compassionate society. At a time when older citizens are increasingly marginalised the theological and spiritual foundations of the journey into old age must be given greater attention.
This specific course unit takes up this context by focussing on the theological and spiritual foundations necessary for individual and societal flourishing.
Unit code: DT8632C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Foundational
Unit discipline: Moral Theology
Delivery Mode: Online
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate an understanding of human ageing from theological and spiritual perspectives;
Evaluate critically the range and variety of theological and spiritual approaches to human ageing;
Analyse the role and influence of theological and spiritual traditions in the lives of ageing believers and non-believers;
Formulate the contribution made by theological and spiritual understandings to the experience of human ageing.
This unit is part of a suite of three integrated units: DT8632C, DT9631C and DT9633C
This unit is divided into three modules.
Module 3 Implications of Ageing
each module involves two Saturdays of online sessions
each Saturday requires 4 hours synchronous online learning (10-12 noon, 2-4pm)
each Saturday requires performance of 4 hours of related asynchronous tasks
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Essay 1500 words
Essay 1500 words
Essay 3000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Prof Albert Haddad on 16 Aug, 2022
Unit record last updated: 2022-08-16 17:24:15 +1000