Gerontology - An emerging career and research area
is the science to improve the quality of life of elderly persons. Government of India has started giving more emphasis to the care of elderly persons. As part of the same, Gerontology is emerging as one of the potential areas with immense career opportunity in the country. Postgraduate, diploma and certificate courses are available within the country. Foreign universities are also offering graduate and doctoral programmes in different domains of this subject. The subject covers social gerontology, basic geriatrics, applied geriatrics, and geriatric nursing. Gerontology
Government of India is offering six months course in geriatrics. For more details, visit www.socialjustice.nic.in
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is offering a one-year full-time diploma programme in gerontology. Plus-two students can apply for this programme. For more details, visit www.tiss.edu
Delhi University is offering one-year full-time Postgraduate diploma in Health and Social Gerontology. Graduates of any discipline can apply for this programme. The course offers scientific study of biological, psychological and sociological phenomena associated with ageing.
John Hopkins University and University of Connecticut, North Carolina of United States are offering different levels of Doctoral programmes in gerontology. Biological graduates can do MS and integrated PhD from US. TOEFL and GRE are required for the admission process.
The UMass Boston Master of Science in Gerontology online programme offers students an advanced degree in the growing field of aging services. This includes long-term care, service-supported housing, community-based services, marketing to an aging population, and health services for those requiring chronic care. The distance learning program will afford professionals in the ageing network an opportunity to broaden their perspectives and develop skills in policy development and analysis, program management, administration, and finance with a focus on the aging population.
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The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is an USC University of South California-based research center that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. It includes USC's Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) and two State of California Alzheimer's Disease Centers (CADC). For details, visit www.adrc.usc.edu
Programs in Gerontology @ University of Massachusetts, Boston
Gerontology, PhD: This on-campus program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as educators, researchers, policy analysts and policy makers.
Management of Aging Services, MS: This online program is designed to provide students with advanced training in gerontology and managerial practices in the aging services field. This program is available for part time and full-time study.
Gerontology Research/Policy, MS: This on-campus program employs social science theories, research techniques and content to provide students with the tools to accomplish basic and applied research. It requires the completion of 30 credits and is available for part time and full-time study.
Gerontology Graduate Certificate: This online program requires the completion of 5 three-credit courses that have been approved for the program. It is designed for professionals working in aging services who want to advance their skills within this field.
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