Master of Gerontology

CQUniversity Australia

The Master of Gerontology will advance students skills as a health professional responding to the growing challenges of a diverse ageing population. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the health of the older person, as well as leadership skills, by participating in new paradigms of thinking. Students will enhance practical skills and research capabilities using interdisciplinary perspectives and ageing theories that can be applied across health care contexts and cultures. 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:

12 units (72 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Gerontology

Study Pathways:

Exit awards:Graduate Certificate in Gerontology; Graduate Diploma of Gerontology. Interim awards; Graduate Certificate in Gerontology; Graduate Diploma of Gerontology. Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a health-related discipline may be eligible for a shorter course duration.

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.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study No info No Part time 1 year
Online Study No info No Online

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