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.
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. [+]
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.... [-]
The advanced master’s programme in Gerontological Sciences provides students with the necessary knowledge, insight, and methodologies to critically answer the various bio-medical, psychological, socio-economic and health policy-related questions concerning ever aging societies.[+]
The Master in Gerontological Sciences offers a broad spectrum of scientific aspects, in a multidisciplinary approach, that is essential to understand the field of Gerontology. The program focuses on the classically recognized three pillars of this field:The bio-medical basis underlying the aging process The psychological aspects of aging and of the elderly person The socio-economic and health policy aspects
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More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a study field related to the programme content.
Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English. ... [-]
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 demand [+]
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.... [-]
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 that participants acquire the necessary knowledge to enable them to offer comprehensive, continuous, and personalized attention in physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects to terminally ill patients and their families, promoting autonomy and respecting the patient's dignity. The Master's Degree offered is aimed at professional specialization and encouraging initiation in research tasks. [+]
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.... [-]
The recommended entry profile for access to the Masters is a university with a BA / a, diploma / herself or graduate / a in different disciplines related to gerontology in particular graduates of Health Sciences (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy , speech therapy, psychology ...) and social sciences (social work, labor relations, psychology, sociology ...), both from a professional standpoint as an academic and researcher since the two itineraries are offered. [+]
General CompetenciesCG1.- Having acquired advanced knowledge and demonstrated, in a context of scientific and technological research or highly specialized, detailed and based on the theoretical and practical aspects and methodology of work in gerontology understanding. CG2.- able to apply and integrate their knowledge, understanding these, its scientific basis and problem-solving capabilities in new and imprecisely defined environments, including multidisciplinary contexts both researchers and highly skilled professionals; CG3.- Know how to evaluate and select the appropriate scientific theory and gerontology precise methodology to make judgments based on incomplete or limited information including, where necessary and appropriate, a reflection on the social or ethical responsibility linked to the solution proposed in each case. Knowing CG4.- predict and control the evolution of complex situations by developing new and innovative working methodologies adapted to generally multidisciplinary, gerontology specific scientific / research, technological or professional level. Knowing CG.5.- convey a clear and unambiguous to a specialized audience or not, results from scientific and technological field or the most advanced innovation research and the most important on which are based foundations. CG6.- Having developed enough to participate in research projects and scientific and technological collaborations within their subject area, in interdisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a high component of knowledge transfer autonomy. Knowing CG.7.- take responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in gerontology. CG.8.- adopt a favorable attitude towards learning and innovation in gerontology, showing proactive and participative spirit of excellence to the... [-]
The Master’s Degree in Chronicity and Dependency should promote the training of health professionals motivated and involved with our health care system and its reality. Social (aging, chronicity, etc . ), technological ( new therapies , new drugs , etc.) and economic trends (increased pressure on public resources ) make training challenging in new skills for health professionals who will participate in the planning, management and evaluation of health programmes in Catalonia. [+]
Nombre: Máster Universitario en Cronicidad y Dependencia Duración: 2 cursos académicos organizados por trimestres Carga lectiva: 90 ECTS Modalidad: Semipresencial Horario: Viernes de 8h a 14h y de 15h a 19h y sábados de 8-14h (alternos) Instituciones colaboradoras: El Consorcio Sanitario del Maresme, Fundación TIC Salut, Hospital Clínico de Barcelona. Titulación: Máster en Cronicidad y Dependéncia por la UPF y la UAB Precio: 107€ por crédito Caracter: Universitario. Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( Universidad coordinadora) y Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Próxima edición: 30 de septiembre de 2016 Plazas: 20 Idiomas: Catalan, castellano e inglés Organización: El Máster está estructurado en 3 Módulos ; el primero es obligatorio ( 60 ECTS) ,en el segundo módulo se tendrá que escoger entre dos itinerarios (20 ECTS), y el tercer módulo es el trabajo de investigación final de máster (10 ECTS). Existe la posibilidad de cursar el Máster por módulos. Cada módulo es un Diploma de Postgrado. Los tres Diplomas de Postgrado pueden cursarse independientemente.... [-]
Number of hours and credits: 1000 hours and 40 ECTS [+]