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Best 12 Certificates in Geriatric Medicine 2019

Certificates are designed to introduce students to a specific subject or industry. They often don’t take as long to earn as degree programs and can help students start or advance their professional careers.

What is a Certificate in Aged Care? In our aging society, the issues of death, dying, gerontological care, and diseases and obstacles near end of life are major players. Courses within a certificate program of this nature will explore subjects related to these topics and many more. The certificate program is ideal for someone who is working with or interested in older populations in a health care or social work setting.

With a certification like this, the options that open up for your career can be limitless. Many nursing homes, care facilities, hospices, hospitals, and medical and social environments are seeking certified aging experts to join forces with.

Depending on where you choose to receive your certificate, your costs will vary hugely from program to program. Common factors include program length, availability of financial aid and the cost of program materials. The benefits of the age care training, though, can surely outweigh the price.

Those who are certified in dealing with end of life and senior citizen issues can expect to find promising career opportunities in the fields of both health and social sciences. Whether you are interested in doing field research on dementia or leading a health insurance team on an end-of-life care project, your certificate could give you a leg up in your particular field of expertise.

We have assembled a comprehensive listing of some of the best certificate programs in aged care available to you, no matter where in the world you are. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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12 Results in Geriatric Medicine

Einstein College of Australia

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based envi ... [+]

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialized tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organization guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation, and review of individualized service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organization and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

Pathways

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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January 2019
Full-time
76 weeks
Campus
Einstein College of Australia

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centered support to people ... [+]

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to aging, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgment in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support.

Pathways

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

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Australia Melbourne
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1
January 2019
Full-time
48 weeks
Campus
John Academy

Are you someone who treats elderly with love and care? Do you have the passion and patience to take care of them? Are you someone who is interested in becoming a professi ... [+]

Certificates in Geriatric Medicine. Who is the course for? Geriatric care professionals who want to improve their elderly care skills and management. People who have the interest to become part of the geriatric care. Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
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Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
BCA National Training Group

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. ... [+]

Certificate IV in Ageing Support - International

If you are working in aged care, the Certificate IV in Ageing Support will equip you with the skills needed to work at a specialised level.

The Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either in a residential or home or community-based environment.

The qualification involves 120 hours of work placement and covers specialised subjects covering personal support needs, palliative approaches, individual service delivery support and interventions.

If you want to work in aged care, this course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and ethical attributes to work at an advanced level. Study with one of Australia's most trusted training organisations. At a glance: ... [-]
Australia Darwin
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1
January 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
Imagine Education Australia

Imagine’s Faculty of Community Services delivers training in Certificate III and IV in Aged Care and Home & Community Care. ... [+]

Imagine a career in community services

Imagine’s Faculty of Community Services delivers training in Certificate III and IV in Aged Care and Home & Community Care. As part of the course, students will receive hands-on, practical experience in care facilities. Imagine’s Faculty of Community Services is committed to research and professional development which is passed on through our educational programs. Our community services courses include:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) Certificate IV in Ageing Support Certificate IV in Ageing Support (upgrade) [-]
Australia Gold Coast Brisbane
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1
January 2019
Campus
ABM College

The Health Care Aide program at ABM College trains its students to identify and respond to patients’ emotional and physical needs. Students learn the basics of human anat ... [+]

Are you seeking an exciting career in the healthcare industry? If so, then the ABM healthcare aide program may be just the thing for you!

In the past health care aides received their training on-the-job; however, due to recently increased regulation in the healthcare environment employers may only hire Health Care Aids that have obtained an approved Certificate. It has now become standard practice for Health Care Aides to receive the Alberta Health Program through an accredited College.

The Health Care Aide program at ABM College trains its students to identify and respond to patients’ emotional and physical needs. Students learn the basics of human anatomy, medical terminology, chronic conditions, and palliative care. This intensive program provides both academic healthcare knowledge and practical experience through a 5-week practicum experience in a healthcare facility.... [-]

Canada Calgary Toronto
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1
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
22 weeks
Campus
Trinity College Dublin Online Education

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critic ... [+]

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia is to facilitate students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice, to critically explore and critique dementia care service provision. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work and other professionals working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others. Graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in dementia care in their practice setting thus ensuring that people with dementia live a dignified and meaningful life.

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1
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online
Hunter TAFE - Australia

This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations. ... [+]

This course is for people who work or want to work in a range of aged care facilities and home care situations.

You will learn about the aged care sector, how to provide personal care and support for older people and how to interview and communicate with older people within residential facilities and home care situations.

You should be aware that you may be required to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases as part of the clinical placement in a public or private hospital or medical facility as part of this course. Your teachers will give you further advice.

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Australia Newcastle
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1
January 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Southern Cross Education Institute

These qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organization guidelines and service plan ... [+]

These qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organization guidelines and service plans:

These workers:

Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting. Carry out activities related to an individualized plan. Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for another worker. Duration

38 weeks

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study or maturely aged entry. For further information, see PP02 ASSESSING STUDENT'S QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Learners originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection website. Applicant must be 18 years of age or above. Additional Requirements: ... [-]
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1
January 2019
Full-time
38 weeks
Campus
London South Bank University

PGCert in Older People's care, This course produces practitioners who are advocates for older people and their carers. ... [+]

This course seeks to produce practitioners who embody good practice, are clinical leaders and advocates for older people and their carers. It will develop your skills with a view to not only producing excellence in care but flexibility and self-confidence in the practitioner. The need for the further development of appropriate skills, competencies, and attitudes in caring for older people has been widely recognized. Changing demographics, treatments, technology, and expectations are all powerfully influencing the development of older people’s care as a specialty. This course sees the care of older people as collaborative and inter-disciplinary with a positive view towards the possibilities of longer, healthier lives and the need to address those matters of ill health, which can threaten the quality of later life. Within the course, we will, therefore, place interdisciplinary practice in all modules as the primary model of care. The values of compassion, dignity, and empathy are central to all teaching and we will work with you in a way that emphasizes these values and allows them to permeate your professional development. We view patient care as collaborative; working alongside older people and their families with an approach that embraces the complexity of care and jointly developing solutions to these complexities. Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 3 years September Southwark Campus Part-time 6 weeks January; February; March; April; May; June; July; August; September; October; November; December Southwark Campus Modules Healthy Ageing Assessing Older People Frailty, Resilience, and Enablement in... [-]
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1
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 156 weeks
Campus
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

Texas Tech University's online Gerontology Certificate is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Allian ... [+]

Gerontology Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Gerontology Certificate is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Several universities have come together to offer online post-baccalaureate programs to students whose families or careers have prevented them from completing a degree on campus. The consortium agreement allows students to take courses offered by multiple institutions for a standard tuition in order to complete a program.

Program Overview 21 credit hours Although students can take courses from multiple institutions, the degree-granting institution is responsible for placing students for practicum and internship credits. Coursework is completed online Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Application Process ... [-]
USA USA Online
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1
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
21 hours
Online
International Nurse Training

This course reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environment ... [+]

Course Description

This course reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery.

Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.... [-]

Australia Sydney
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1
January 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus