Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of ageing and older adults. Applied Gerontology emphasises the translation of gerontological research into the development of services, programs and interventions for the benefit of the older population.
This external short course is studied over a 16 week period, and can be started at any time. It requires approximately 8 hours of study and writing time per week.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Introduction to applied gerontology
- Population ageing
- The ageing body and brain
- Introduction to clinical gerontology
- Social factors impacting on the ageing experience
- Introduction to the psychology of growing older
- Mental health and older people
- Death and dying
- The context of care in the 21st century