• This articulated, multidisciplinary program in applied gerontology was developed to address the professional needs of graduates involved with policy, planning or service delivery for older people.

    These courses feature seven key perspectives throughout each topic:

    healthy, positive ageing
    life-course framework for understanding ageing
    multidisciplinary approach
    multicultural awareness and a global viewpoint
    lifelong learning and e-learning for improving professional practice
    research, evaluation and evidence-based planning and service delivery
    ethical decision making.
    The courses provide:

    leading edge content for students across the world
    an interdisciplinary team approach, appreciating diverse professional perspectives
    relevance to your immediate and potential future professional needs
    enjoyable, successful learning through well-structured topics
    a flexible delivery mode enabling students to undertake study by distance and part time, to match your hectic work and life schedules.

    Career opportunities in gerontology are expanding rapidly with global ageing, in a wide variety of areas. Gerontologists work in a range of employment settings including aged care homes, community care and acute hospitals as well as government departments, universities and private businesses. Nurses, physicians, allied health and non-clinicians from a range of professions will be able to use gerontological knowledge for policy, planning and practice to meet the needs of older people.

    This program has been designed to provide you with flexibility, enabling you to formulate your studies in the area of gerontology to fit your professional needs/requirements. The Masters allows you to undertake a masters by coursework and research project, and provides you with an opportunity to reflect critically on your practice in the light of current literature and the experience of other students and faculty. Topics cover areas such as introduction to social gerontology, introduction to clinical gerontology, psychological dimensions of ageing, and understanding literature for evidence-based practice.

    Applicants for the graduate certificate must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in a health-related field from an approved tertiary institution.

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