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Diploma in Gerontology (Healthcare)*
A Diploma in Gerontology (Healthcare) is vital considering the growing elderly population and their unique health needs. The programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the health issues, medical treatment, and care related to older adults. It prepares practitioners to deliver holistic, person-centred care, addressing the physical, psychological, and social needs of the elderly population. The curriculum fosters a compassionate approach, encouraging students to promote health and wellbeing among older adults, improving their quality of life. The ageing population
of Mauritius as reported by statistics Mauritius will need skilled healthcare professionals to support them in their activities of daily living in different settings including hospitals, nursing homes, and community residentials.
The overall objective of the Gerontology curriculum is to prepare students for careers in
gerontological practice, research, and community program development by providing
them with a thorough understanding of the aging process and the various factors that
influence the lives of senior individuals.
On successful completion of this course, learners will be able:
• To enhance students’ comprehension of the theories and concepts associated with the aging process and its various facets.
• To equip students with the knowledge and skills required to assess and address the social, cognitive, nutritional, and healthcare requirements of aging adults.
• Develop students’ capacity to design and implement interventions and programs based on empirical evidence that promote successful aging.
• To enable students to analyze and evaluate the influence of policies and societal issues on senior citizens.
• To prepare students for effective communication and collaboration with aging citizens, their families, and gerontological professionals.
• To encourage students to employ ethical considerations and principles of person-centered care to their work with older citizens.
• Through project work, provide students with practical experience in gerontological research, intervention, and community-based program development.
Modules Credit (20 Each)
• Foundations of Gerontology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical-Surgical Healthcare
• Pharmacology and Medication Administration
• Promoting Health of Older Adults
• Mental Healthcare
• Social Aspects of Aging
• Cognitive Aging and Dementia
• Nutrition and Aging
• Palliative and End of Life Care in Gerontology
• Age Friendly Environment and Community Engagement
• Project Work in Gerontology and Research Methodologies
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Payment plan for full annual payment
To pay full annual payment including 5% discount, before the start of the course.
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