Master of Gerontology Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Gerontology
Graduate Diploma of Gerontology [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology GradCertGerontology

Graduate Diploma of Gerontology GradDipGerontology

Master of Gerontology MGerontology

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (1301GE)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Gerontology (1715GT)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Gerontology

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Gerontology [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Gerontology

Applicants for the Master of Gerontology must meet the following requirements.

A Bachelor's Degree (or AQF equivalent) in Human Services, Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Science, Health or relevant undergraduate degree in humanities and health.

Or completion of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. 

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology  must meet the following requirements:

Completed degree (or AQF equivalent) in human services, social work, social welfare, social sciences, nursing, health or related areas;
or
A recognised diploma (or AQF equivalent) from a  Registered Training Organisation
AND
Five years full time (or equivalent) work experience in Human Services with a supporting reference from their employer.

 
English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Gerontology

Applicants with relevant post-graduate qualifications may be eligible for credit.

Credit will be awarded for all four (4) subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

Credit will be awarded to students who have undertaken the course offered through the Wangaratta Study Centre (CSU) Leadership in Healthy Ageing. Students must provide evidence of course work completion.

Graduate Diploma of Gerontology [Exit Point Only]

Applicants with relevant post-graduate qualifications may be eligible for credit.

 Credit will be awarded for all four (4) subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Applicants with relevant post-graduate qualifications may be eligible for credit.
 

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Gerontology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Gerontology [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY (32 points)
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, students complete 4 core subjects (32 points) as follows:

GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication


GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF GERONTOLOGY (exit point only) ( 64 points)
To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Gerontology, students complete 64 points as follows:

Core subjects (4 subjects)
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication

PLUS 32 points from either the Professional Practice or Research/Policy strand.


MASTER OF GERONTOLOGY (96 points)
To graduate with the Master of Gerontology, students complete 96 points as follows:

Core subjects (4 subjects)
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication

Masters students then select either the Professional Practice OR Research/Policy, completing one of the strands detailed below:

Professional Practice strand

Compulsory subjects (4 subjects)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
GER502 End of Life and Palliative Care Issues in Ageing
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice

Restricted electives (2 subjects)
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction OR SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods OR HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A

PLUS 2 restricted electives from the list below:

Restricted electives (choose 2 subjects)
HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
PAD591 Public Sector Management
SOC401 Advanced Social Inequality
WEL424 Loss Grief and Palliative Care for Older People
WEL429 Indigenous Australian Practice for Human Service Workers
WEL523 Contemporary Theories for Case Management

Students with a Registered Nurse qualification may also choose their restricted electives from the following list:

NRS420 Perspectives of Managing Chronic and Complex Conditions
NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1
NRS423 Advanced Chronic Care Nursing

Research/Policy strand

Compulsory subjects (6 subjects)
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (16 points)
SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Restricted electives (1 subject)
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods OR HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A

Enrolment Pattern

SESSION 1 INTAKE

Year 1 - Session 1
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds

Year 1 - Session 2
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (32 points)

Professional Practice

Year 2 - Session 1
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction or SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Year 2 - Session 2
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods or HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma of Gerontology (64 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
GER502 End of Life and Palliative Care Issues in Ageing
Restricted elective

Year 3 - Session 2
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
Restricted elective

Students exit with the Master of Gerontology (96 points)

Research/Policy

Year 2 - Session 1
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Year 2 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods or HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma of Gerontology (64 points)

Year 3 - Session 1
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (start)

Year 3 - Session 2
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (finish)

Students exit with the Master of Gerontology (96 points)


SESSION 2 INTAKE

Year 1 - Session 2
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds

Year 2 - Session 1
GER404 Ageing and Professional Practice
GER406 Issues in Dementia Care and Communication

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (32 points)

Professional Practice

Year 2 - Session 2
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods or HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention

Year 3 - Session 1
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction or SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma of Gerontology (64 points)

Year 3 - Session 2
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
Restricted elective

Year 4 - Session 1
GER502 End of Life and Palliative Care Issues in Ageing
Restricted elective

Students exit with the Master of Gerontology (96 points)

Research/Policy

Year 2 - Session 2
ETH402 Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
SWK504 Human Services Research Methods or HLT505 Research Methods in Health Sciences A

Year 3 - Session 1
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (start)

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma of Gerontology (64 points)

Year 3 - Session 2
GER503 Leadership in Complex Aged Care Practice
SWK500 Social Work and Human Services Dissertation (finish)

Year 4 - Session 1
HLT502 Ageing Policy and Social Construction
SPE502 Social Work and Social Policy Practice

Students exit with the Master of Gerontology (96 points)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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