Ageing. Everyone’s doing it … and we do it best at CSU!
The environment of aged care services and policy is changing – are you ready?
CSU courses in Gerontology offer an education in aging as a life-stage – examining the challenges and issues of aging within the context of a social model of health, human rights and individual and community development.
As a student in these courses you will explore the diversity of ways in which individuals and groups in our community experience aging and you will critically examine the various biological, social, cultural, medical, political, economic and organisational factors which shape our health system and the experience of aging in contemporary Australia.
You may be a nurse, allied health or human services professional, community care worker or manager working in fields related to aging or you may be seeking a rewarding career change into this field. You may be wishing to explore issues of vital importance to your own or family member’s aging.
Whatever your background, you will be challenged to find ways to develop and extend your thinking in areas of gerontology related to life stage, direct care, health promotion, service management, advocacy, mental health and dementia care, social research and policy making.
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is one year part-time, with two core subjects and flexibility to choose two elective subjects according to your career needs and interests.
The Master of Gerontology is two years part-time and offers a choice between two streams of study – a research stream and a professional practice stream, designed to support your career goals and interests in ageing.
You can study from your home or workplace with access to a full range of online and print subject resources, friendly and responsive online and telephone teaching and support and you never need to attend the campus until you attend your graduation!
Our courses are perfect for the busy person, anywhere in Australia, city based or rural/remote, who has work and family commitments to balance against his/her passion for study.
Our students are given the means to advance their career options by developing current theory, knowledge and reflective practice skills which they can apply to improving practice and/or policy development and research, in their workplaces within the aged care or aged services field.
Some images on this site are of members of The Fruit Bats Older Persons Circus, which originated as a community health promotion initiative of Upper Hume Community Health Service, Wodonga and VicHealth, and is now under the auspices of The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Albury, Australia.