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Applied Gerontology, Flinders University

Adelaide, Australia

Name of degree, course or training program:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Masters degree

Dates or duration of program:
Depending on the degree chosen courses can range from 1 to 1.5 years for more information on course duration see the website link below.

This multi-disciplinary program addresses the professional needs of graduates involved with policy, planning or service delivery for older people. A key feature of these degrees is a focus on healthy, positive ageing. The degrees take a life-course framework and multidisciplinary approach to understanding ageing. Each course also provides multicultural awareness and a global viewpoint; learning strategies to improve professional practice; research and evidence-based service delivery; and ethical decision-making. The Graduate Certificate comprises core topics in social and clinical gerontology, psychological aspects of ageing, Gerontological assessment and research, and epidemiology of Ageing. Graduate Diploma students then take further elective topics, including exercise for an ageing population and mental health and the older person. Graduates then have the option of undertaking a Masters (either by coursework, project, or research/thesis).

Who should participate?
Any student with an undergraduate degree in an area relating to the postgraduate degree wishing to further their education and qualifications should consider this course. For more information on prerequisites check the website below.

Link to Web site:
For more information on the above Applied Gerontology (Grad Cert, Grad Dip, Masters) postgraduate degree please visit the following website:


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