Subjects

Gerontology

Overview

With New Zealand's ageing population, general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists are increasingly being confronted by the challenge of caring for older people in the community. Our gerontology courses are designed to enhance the skills of health professionals in this area and are comprehensive and client orientated.

The courses have a strong interdisciplinary focus and have been developed for all health professional disciplines. Registered nurses may take gerontology courses towards the advanced nursing specialisation of the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.

Areas of study

Our gerontology courses are designed to enhance the skills of health professionals in this area and are comprehensive and client orientated. They are aimed at all health professionals who have had some experience in caring for older people and recognise the need to improve their skills and knowledge.

 

You can study Gerontology in the following programmes:

What you will learn

The programme is comprehensive and patient oriented and the in-depth knowledge and skills gained will equip health professionals with the tools to improve their delivery of care, the ability to reflect on current practice and influence, in a positive manner, changes in health care for older people.

Career opportunities

These postgraduate certificate and diploma level courses are the foundation to further study at masters or PhD level and are a prerequisite for a successful career for all health professionals working in this field.

More information

 

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing - Gerontology stream

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing - Gerontology stream