This course addresses the urgent need in Australia for highly trained professionals who can respond to the diverse and growing challenges of an ageing population. The course is relevant to a wide range of professionals including health and welfare administrators, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, and other graduates whose work would benefit from a greater understanding of ageing and aged care. The aims of the course are to:The course is designed to integrate theory, practice and research in gerontology in a two-tier structure. The coursework comprises the first stage and provides the basic knowledge and skills in the field; namely, a multidisciplinary approach to ageing, research skills in gerontology, and areas of application to older people in policy and clinical contexts. The second stage includes an extension of coursework with a substantial application to a range of fields and professions in gerontology, and a research thesis in a specialised area of gerontology. The course is taught by a multidisciplinary team from a wide range of areas relevant to gerontology. The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.
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