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  • 18 months
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The Applied Gerontology from Flinders University aims to provide a masters-level postgraduate degree that enhances knowledge and skills that are required for students to engage in evidence-based, ageing-related practice or research within a global context and at an international standard. 
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Overview

This articulated, multidisciplinary program in Applied Gerontology from Flinders University was developed to address the professional needs of graduates involved with policy, planning, and research or service delivery for older people, as well as those who are interested in understanding the issues surrounding the ageing process.

These courses feature seven key perspectives throughout each topic:

  • healthy, positive ageing
  • life-course framework for understanding ageing
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • multicultural awareness and a global viewpoint
  • lifelong learning and e-learning for improving professional practice
  • research, evaluation and evidence-based planning and service delivery
  • ethical decision making.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Gerontology
  • Introduction to Clinical Gerontology
  • Psychological Dimensions of Ageing
  • Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations
  • Independent Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice
  • Healthy Ageing (Mental Health) 
  • Medication and Ageing 
  • Best Practice in Dementia Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time option just for domestic students.

  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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General Requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution or one of the following:

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology
  • Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care in Aged Care
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Gerontology , or the
  • Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care.

However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

CRICOS: External

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    24480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24480 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National: AUD 8,657/year (Commonwealth supported)

Funding

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