Care of the Elderly MSc
The online Care of the Elderly MSc is offered in conjunction with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Course subject to validation
This course will be running in March 2020
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Care of the Elderly MSc from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
The Care of the Elderly MSc course runs over two calendar years and consists of 120 credits achieved from the postgraduate diploma course, followed by a 60 credit professional project.
The course aims to provide an advanced study of issues in caring for older people, developing positive and critical attitudes towards key areas in the context of caring for older people. In addition, you will be able to apply your newfound knowledge and understanding of care for the elderly to complex or difficult issues, both systematically and creatively, ultimately improving the care for older people.
You will develop lifelong learning skills, including engendering an enthusiasm for the care of the elderly and for learning more generally as part of continuing personal and professional development.
Year One - Postgraduate Diploma
Module 1 - Introduction to the Care of the Elderly
Module 2 - Falls
Module 3 - Confusion and Dementia
Module 4 - Stroke and Age-Related Neurological Disorders
Module 5 - Frailty and Continence
Module 6 - Ethics and End of Life Care in the Elderly
Year Two - MSc
Module 7 - Professional Project
Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second) although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.
Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.
We also welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces and recognise the training and education undertaken whilst serving.
We welcome applications from international students and consider such applications using the same academic criteria as for all other applications. All international students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their competence, in both written and spoken English, through a minimum IELTS score of grade 6.5 (or equivalent).