The University of Melbourne is offering on online Master of Ageing course for those in the workforce who want to further their knowledge and skills in this growing and specialised field.
The degree course, which starts in July, could be used in a range of industries, according to Associate Professor Briony Dow, director of health promotion at the National Ageing Research Institute and president of the Australian Association of Gerontology.
The course will be taught by leading academics in public health, medicine, social work, architecture and design, engineering, business and economics, government and the arts, said Professor Dow, who is also a teacher on the course.
“While the program provides a breadth of content across many disciplines, students can customise the structure of the course they take according to their professional development ambitions,” she said.
“There are a lot of people who have a more general degree, whether it be in the health sciences, such as nursing, social work, physiotherapy or in the arts, business, and government policy who don’t have specific training in understanding and working with older people."
The Master of Ageing can also be taken as a Graduate Certificate in Health and Ageing or a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Ageing.
Early bird deadline is: 27 April 2015
Final deadline is: 18 May 2015
The Master of Ageing program follows the university's free, online short course, which is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Delivered over seven weeks, Rethinking Ageing: Are we prepared to live longer? MOOC is aimed at helping students rethink what it means to age well now and in the future.
Register for the free online course called 'Rethinking Ageing'.