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Postgraduate Diploma Gerontology

King's College London

Masters Degree , Gerontology

Course Description

The Study of Ageing and Later Life at the Institute of Gerontology Our Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology offers education at the cutting edge of current research in disciplines central to understanding how and why we age, through taught modules. All taught modules are shared with our flagship MSc in Gerontology which has been described by an external examiner as 'the gold standard to which others aspire'. Students joining this programme come from a wide range of backgrounds including medical and health sciences, the arts, social and natural sciences, and the policy arena. Many work with older people in healthcare services, or in policy relating to older people, or would like to move their careers in this direction. Many of our past graduates now work in strategic positions influencing lives of older people in medicine, social care and policy, or within local government, voluntary organisations, or non-governmental organisations. Core taught modules include: - Principles of Gerontology, which covers ageing from demographic, biological and social policy perspectives - Research Methods and Statistics, an introductory course enabling students to understand how to undertake and evaluate research Specialist optional modules include: - Population studies in Gerontology - Ageing in Society - Health and Healthcare for Older People - Ageing in a Global Context - Social Policy for an Ageing Society - Experiencing Health and Ageing - Biology of Ageing - Key Issues in Health Policy Diploma students who pass their first two examined modules may apply to transfer to our MSc programme, which requires the addition of a dissertation.

The Study of Ageing and Later Life at the Institute of Gerontology Our Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontology offers education at the cutting edge of current research in disciplines central to understanding how and why we age, through taught modules. All taught modules are shared with our flagship MSc in Gerontology which has been described by an external examiner as 'the gold standard to which...

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