The Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics from University of Malta promises to act as a catalyst for candidates' intellectual development with regards the meeting of needs by both present and incoming cohorts of older persons.
The latter stages of the life course is characterized by various transitions, as people exit from the labour market, go through various psychological and social developments in their personal and public lives, and experience multi-faceted health issues and concerns.
The Higher Diploma will provide students with transferable skills which will either aid them in entering ageing-related occupations, as well as advance their career progression in the field of ageing.
The Higher Diploma provides a broadly based, multi-disciplinary perspective on ageing, later life, and older persons, whilst also disseminating knowledge and skills related to clinical and practical interventions with older persons. It will also sensitise the students to the application of gerontological and geriatric research findings to practice.
Career opportunities and access to further studies
The Higher Diploma will be very attractive to most social and health care workers in residential and nursing homes, community services and non-governmental organisations, and perhaps, even informal carers.
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- Principles of Social Gerontology
- Physiological and Medical Issues in Later Life
- Community and Residential Services for Older Persons
- Research Methods
- Economic and Financial Aspects of Population Ageing
- Health Care Professionals in Old Age
- Theoretical Issues in Ageing Policy
- Field Placement in Gerontological and Geriatric Settings
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- 18 months
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DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences View 4 other Masters in Human Medicine in Malta
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.
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International8500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
- Total Tuition Fees: Eur 12,750
- Yr 1 - Eur 8,500 - Yr 2: Eur 4,250
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.