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Postgraduate Diploma in Care of the Elderly

In partnership with: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Delivered over one year, the online part time distance learning Diploma in Care of the Elderly is specially developed for busy health professionals. Course subject to validation

Next Intake: 2019 September

Course Information

The online course is designed to be practical and clinically focused, allowing all healthcare professionals (HCPs) including those in isolated, deprived and rural areas the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of interest and relevancy, allowing them to meet the needs of the ageing person whilst collaborating and learning with their colleagues in the multidisciplinary team. The modules have been selected following consultation with the teaching team and primary care multidisciplinary team (MDT) members with the following themes running through the modules:

  • Pharmacology/polypharmacy
  • Carers/support/user Involvement
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Chronic diseases and co-morbidity
  • Lifestyle factors
  • The health delivery environment

Who are the courses for?

This course is specifically designed for registered healthcare professionals (HCP’s) working within a clinical setting both UK and overseas, with a related healthcare science degree (including international qualifications), who wish to improve their knowledge of specific issues affecting the elderly population.

Applicants may include GPs, doctors, practice nurses, district nurses, nurses working in care homes and other HCP’s.

What you'll study

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapy, dieticians, occupational therapists and other professionals who work with older people.

All students must satisfy the University requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, including English language requirements, and in addition, will normally possess an initial degree in medicine or related health/social care subject.