The Diploma of Gerontology will provide students with the background and experience to enter the gerontological field of practice. This program is designed for students who are interested in becoming health care support workers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
The course is focused on developing and nurturing strong leaders in the field of aging who will be able to develop new policies, procedures, and interventions that will help improve the current standards of practice. This course uses holistic views of aging, as well as current academic research to provide students with the current best-practices in the industry.
This program provides opportunities to gain practice skills and participate in aging interventions to improve patient care and comfort using interdisciplinary strategies and cross-cultural comparisons.
After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as Program assistants; Activity coordinator in Elder Care in various job settings, including:
Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:
Before going to the practicum:
589 hours; 7 months; 30 weeks
|Title of Course/Work Experience Component *||# of Hours|
|GERO 100||Gerontology: Critical issues and Future Trends||44|
|GERO 150||Social Policy and Issues on Aging||44|
|GERO 180||Workshop Series on Aging: Current Developments in Caring for the Elderly||44|
|GERO 255||Directed Studies||44|
|GERO 285||Older Adults, Mental Health and Addictions||44|
|GERO 305||Practicum 1||30|
|GERO 295||Aging and Intersectionality||44|
|GERO 375||Community Based Practice with Older Adults||44|
|GERO 400||Advanced Practice with Older Adults||44|
|GERO 420||Death and Dying||44|
|GERO 425||Delirium, Dementia and Depression||44|
|GERO 500||End of Life Care and Palliation||44|
|GERO 350||Practicum 2||30|
|GERO 599||Research Project or Community Project||45|
|1||Registration Fee||$250||Domestic Students|
|1||Registration Fee||$250||International Students|
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