• A postgraduate qualification in gerontology and rehabilitation studies provides graduates with a competitive advantage in the job market and provides mid-career clinicians the opportunity to update their knowledge through contemporary studies in aged care and rehabilitation.

    Leadership and research skills gained in the Master of Science (Gerontology &and Rehabilitation Studies) prepares you for career progression into senior clinical, management, teaching, and research roles. Graduates from this course are Clinical Nurse Consultants, aspiring Clinical Nurse Consultants, family carers, Medical practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, volunteers and others in aged and dementia care.

    Your degree

    The Master of Science (Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies) is designed to provide opportunities for clinicians working with older people or clients with rehabilitation needs.

    You will be able to critically review the health and wellbeing of older people, review social policy in aged care, and develop advocacy skills to work with users, carers and colleagues in the health, social care and voluntary sectors.

    The program differs from courses offered by other NSW and Australian universities in that it includes a rehabilitation approach to developing services for older people.

    What you will study

    The program includes subjects in:

    Policy and Practice in the Care of Older People
    Rehabilitation: Concepts and Practice
    Dementia Care Across Settings
    Advancements in Dementia Care
    Essential Skills for Health Researchers
    Critical Appraisal
    Reflection for Practice
    Facilitation and Education Skills for Practice Development
    Practice Development and Person Centred Nursing
    The course also includes the option to undertake a major/minor project and the choice of two elective subjects. For high achieving students, there is the option of undertaking a more in depth special project with the approval of the subject coordinator.

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