Certificate in Gerontology QQI Level 6 (6N3748)
Following this course, you will be equipped with insights to increase your awareness of strategies into raising the standard of professional care of the older adult.
What will I learn?
O The theories of ageing;
O The physiological and psychological changes associated with old age;
O Western society’s response to old age;
O Legislation and organisations which support older people;
O Successful ageing and healthy coping mechanisms.
Is it for me?
This course is ideal for anyone who is the Person in Charge, Owner/Manager of Nursing Homes, Supervisors, Directors of Care, Clinical Nurse Managers, community / social care workers / Senior HCA and those with an interest in Care of the Older Adult.
- Introduction Overview/ Assignments
- Theories of Ageing
- Physical Changes associated with ageing
- Launch Assignment Reflective diary
- Traditional vs Emerging ideas of age
- Stereotypes & Attitudes
- Sociological Aspects of Ageing
- The impact of an ageing population on society
- National Local Services
- Alternatives to long term care and global innovations
- Meeting the needs of the older person and their family in long term care
- Opportunities and Growth in older people
- Responses to Life Transitions
- Skills and Preparation for adjustments to older adult life
- Studies and research into the ageing
- Relationships and Emotional supports for old age
- How adult development impacts on ageing
- Healthy and unhealthy attitudes to death & dying
- Concepts and Reactions to ideas learning and memory
- Contentious issues in Care
- Practical ideas to integrate the learning experiences into life and work
Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
All participants must have fluency in English, spoken and written.
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