Graduate Diploma of Gerontology

CQUniversity Australia

In this course students will develop insight into the health of the older person, as well as leadership skills, by participating in new paradigms of thinking. Students will acquire practical skills and research capabilities using interdisciplinary perspectives and ageing theories that can be applied across health care contexts and cultures. This course provides a strengths-based and holistic view of the older person and the ageing process. This course offers an innovative, multidisciplinary variety of core and elective units and a curriculum that is fully responsive to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2018). Attention is given to the agency of the older person, complex care needs including dementia and cognitive decline, polypharmacy and safety issues, governmental policies, standards of care and accreditation requirements.

Entry Requirements:

A completed 3 year Australian Bachelor degree, or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent qualification, in a health-related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or a minimum of 3 years employment experience as a health professional in the aged care sector. English language requirements apply.

Structure:

8 units (24 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Gerontology

Study Pathways:

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Students may articulate into the Master of Gerontology.

Further information:

Employment experience should be in the form of a letter of employment and must be presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Related Careers:

Aged Care Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study No info No Online
Online Study No info No Part time 2 years

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