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Health & Community Courses: Aged Care and Individual Support

A guide with information for health and community students.

Print Books



Academic Journals provide a reliable source of academic, peer reviewed information. Through the library you have access to thousands of online journal articles. You can search by topic and keyword or browse journals that are relevant to your subject.

All journals have articles submitted from around the world, but those published in Australia often have more local content.

These are some journals that cover topics relevant to your subject area.​​​​​​

Australian International

Australian Ageing Agenda

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing

Aging & Mental Health (UK)

Geriatric Care (IT)

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (UK)


Online Videos From the library

ABC iview: Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds

TED talk: Older people are happier

TED talk: The best way to help is often just to listen

ABC News: The innovation in aged care that could see nursing homes become a thing of the past


As well as books and journals, DVD programs and documentaries offer a great way to learn about individual support in our society.

Aged care and cultural diversity

Working with aged care patients: an introduction to the nursing profession

Aged care: communicating with aged care residents

Aged care: communicating with colleagues

Kanopy - thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy provides access to streaming videos on subjects relevant to Melbourne Polytechnic courses including education, art, health, humanities and science.