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Care of the Elderly (Online), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when a patient displays signs of confusion or postural instability? Would you like to improve your management of patients suffering from or at risk of falls and immobility? Could your organisation benefit from a specialist with extended knowledge of pharmacology or polypharmacy? If so, our Care of the Elderly online Postgraduate Diploma can help.
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Overview

Overview

The online Care of the Elderly Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc is designed to be practical and clinically focused, allowing all healthcare professionals (including those in isolated, deprived and rural areas) the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of interest and relevancy, allowing them to meet the needs of the ageing person whilst collaborating and learning with their colleagues in the multidisciplinary team.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 

  • Introduction to the Care of the Elderly
  • Falls
  • Confusion and Dementia
  • Stroke and Age-Related Neurological Disorders
  • Frailty and Continence
  • Ethics and End of Life Care in the Elderly

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second) although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.
  • Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience.
  • We also welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces and recognise the training and education undertaken whilst serving.

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

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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