Taught course

Ageing Health and Disease

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course offers professionals, from a range of health and social care settings, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society. It aims to achieve this by providing high quality multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease.

This full-time MSc aims to offer health and social care professionals, and graduates in related fields, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older individuals living in today’s society. It provides high quality integrated and multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease through the teaching and learning opportunities in the modules.

The teaching draws on the latest thinking and research evidence in the field and the course is open to a range of health and social care professionals, mirroring the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology.

The course aims to provide key biological, social, ethical, demographic, economic and psychosocial aspects of aging, together with an assessment of their relevance and the implications for work with older people. In addition, you will develop an understanding of some of the common physical and mental illnesses encountered in older individuals.

Distinctive features:

  • The modular nature of the course encourages both application and reflection, and our teaching methods develop participants’ skills in problem-solving and critical analysis.
  • Group size and composition helps to create optimal interaction and develop skills of problem solving and critical analysis.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Applicant enquiries
Email
admissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 9999