Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty for Social Wellbeing

Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics
(H.Dip.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GER1001 Principles of Social Gerontology 4 ECTS
GER1002 Physiological and Medical Issues in Later Life 4 ECTS
GER1003 Community and Residential Services for Older Persons 4 ECTS
GER1005 Research Methods 4 ECTS
GER1007 Health Care Professionals in Old Age 4 ECTS
GER1008 Theoretical Issues in Ageing Policy 4 ECTS
GDM1009 Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons 4 ECTS
GER2024* Field Placement in Gerontological and Geriatric Settings 12 ECTS

* Study-unit GER2024 starts in semester 1 of academic year 2020/21 (October 2020) and continues up to the end of the course.



Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GER2009 Mental Health Issues in Later Life 4 ECTS
GER2010 Researching Ageing and Later Life 4 ECTS
GER2011 Food and Nutrition in Later Life 4 ECTS
GER2014 Social Rehabilitation in Later Life 4 ECTS
GER2015 Introduction to Abuse and Neglect 4 ECTS
GER2025** Implementing Active Ageing Policies in Later Life 8 ECTS
GDM2026 Key Principles of Dementia Care 4 ECTS

** Study-unit GER2025 starts in semester 2 of academic year 2020/21 (February 2021) and continues up to the end of the course.



YEAR TWO

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

GER2017 Diversity and Discrimination in Later Life 4 ECTS
GER2018 Long-term Care Services for Ageing Populations 4 ECTS
GER2019 Educational Gerontology 4 ECTS
GER2021 Legal Issues in Later Life 2 ECTS
GER2023 National Studies in Ageing Policy 4 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004' and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Higher Diploma in Gerontology and Geriatrics - H.Dip. - under the auspices of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 30 September 2020
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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