Top 5 Master Degrees in Geriatric Medicine 2019/2020

A master’s degree is an advanced degree that is completed after completing undergraduate study. This degree level is for those who wish to advance their careers. A master’s degree generally takes two years to complete and must be earned before obtaining a doctorate degree.

What is a Master in Age Care? This degree is more often referred to as a degree in aged care or geriatrics. The program’s focus is to prepare students to work with older patients in a health care setting. The program may be taken by nurses to specialize in geriatric care or by individuals who wish to work in other areas of health care involving older patients. The program coursework often focuses on topics like loss and grief, healthy aging, ageist stereotyping and end-of-life services. Programs also tent to focus on theory, research and ethics in the area of aged care with a concentration on looking at making care better and addressing current issues in the field.

The benefits of completing this degree program are that graduates can be more capable of providing higher level care to geriatric patients. The coursework learned in the program usually provides graduates with skills to improve the quality of life for their patients and increase awareness in the community of issues in geriatric care.

While it generally takes two years to complete this program, this can vary, which impacts program cost. Contacting the school where you wish to enroll is the best way to discover financial obligations.

A graduate of an age care program is often able to work in a variety of areas. If the person is already working in health care, they may now be prepared to specialize in geriatrics. The program might also prepare graduates to work in administration where they are able to improve services and create opportunities for additional aged care services. Careers may be found in health care, policy development and human and social services.

As the world’s population continues to age, there is a huge need for more people working in age care services. 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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5 Results in Geriatric Medicine

Formación Alcalá

Number of hours and credits: 1000 hours and 40 ECTS ... [+]

Master in Geriatric Medicine. Number of hours and credits: 1000 hours and 40 ECTS. Duration: 6 months minimum and 12 months maximum from the date of enrollment - Mode: Material provided in book format + Evaluation and Tutorials by Virtual Training Platform Alcalá. GOALS Learn to provide care for older people with multiple and complex comorbidities, since they have different health, social and functional needs of young people. Improve the health process and outcome in geriatric syndromes. Two examples would be the S. confusional and falls, both with significant co-morbidities. Plan an interdisciplinary approach focused on functionality, medication, hydration, sleep and orientation in geriatric to decrease the prevalence ... [-]
Spain Jaén
September 2019
6 - 12 months
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Suitable training for health care professionals is vital to guarantee quality palliative care. Therefore, the aim of the Master's Degree in Palliative Care is to ensure t ... [+]

Máster Universitario en Cuidados Paliativos

Para asegurar una atención paliativa de calidad es fundamental la adecuada formación de los profesionales del sistema sanitario, por ello la finalidad del Máster en Cuidados Paliativos es conseguir que los participantes adquieran los conocimientos específicos que les permita ofrecer a los pacientes en situación de enfermedad terminal, y a su familia, una atención integral, continuada e individualizada, en aspectos tanto físicos como emocionales, sociales y espirituales, promocionando la autonomía y respetando la dignidad del enfermo. El Máster que se presenta está dirigido a la especialización profesional y a fomentar la iniciación en tareas investigadoras.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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1 year
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

This master's degree has a dual track: a professional specialization and an introduction to research. The objectives are therefore to train students to work in fields rel ... [+]

The master's degree offers both aspects of professional specialization and research initiation. Therefore, the main goals are:

To train professionals working in the fields related to aging, so that they are able to face the problems with a holistic and integrative vision. Acquire and develop skills for the transfer of new academic knowledge in the areas of health care and public health in aging. Acquire and develop skills to incorporate basic knowledge in aging. Develop skills for the care work and/or research multidisciplinary character in aging. Collaborating Institutions Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII de Tarragona Hospital de la Santa Creu de Jesús Hospital Sociosanitari Francolí PADES Reus Hospital Comarcal d'Amposta Residència Gent Gran d'Amposta Residència Gent Gran de Sant Carles Campus Terres de l'Ebre Fundació Alícia Admission ... [-]
Spain Tarragona
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9 months
Online & Campus Combined
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

Gerontology is set today as one of the priority areas and are attracting increasing interest in different disciplines. That is why a broad and specific training for all p ... [+]

Gerontology is set today as one of the priority areas and are attracting increasing interest in different disciplines. That is why a broad and specific training for all professionals involved in the field of aging has become a major demand. Especially when configured Gerontology today as one of the main sources of employment, nationally and internationally.

Gerontology is the study of the aging processes and individuals as they go through from childhood to the later stages. It covers from the study of the physical, social and mental changes in the elderly to the investigation of the changes in society resulting from the increasing aging population.

Older people are very different from each other. As you get older the needs, resources and capabilities vary. The field of aging is very different and offers many employment opportunities. The trend of an aging society causes a demand for professionals with expertise in aging.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
6 months
Universidade da Coruña

This master's degree focuses as a postgraduate degree very useful for all university students wishing to work in the field of clinical or social gerontology, particularly ... [+]


HE Interuniversity Master in Gerontology (MIX), Jointly organized by the universities of A Coruña (UDC) and Santiago de Compostela (USC), presents two specialties:

Social , offered by the USC through its University School of Nursing (EUE). Coordinator Manuel Gandoy Crego Clinic , offered by the UDC through its Faculty of Health Sciences (FCS). Coordinator José Carlos Millán Calenti

It has a teaching load of 90 ECTS credits, and the number of places is set at 40 for each of the organizing universities.

Why study the degree

This master's degree focuses as a postgraduate degree very useful for all university students wishing to work in the field of clinical or social gerontology, particularly graduates of the Health Sciences (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology .. .) And Social Sciences (social work, labor relations, psychopedagogy, sociology ...), from a professional point of view as well as academic and researcher through the completion of a doctoral thesis.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
3 semesters