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Certificate in Gerontology QQI Level 6 (6N3748)

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Kate Murray, Training Network Executive
Tel: 021-4530142

Garrett O’ Rourke, Training Network Manager
Tel: 021-4530141

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.

What’s Involved?

Day 1:

  •  Introduction Overview/ Assignments
  • Theories of Ageing
  • Physical Changes associated with ageing
  • Launch Assignment Reflective diary

Day 2:

  • Demographics
  • Traditional vs Emerging ideas of age
  • Stereotypes & Attitudes
  • Sociological Aspects of Ageing

Day 3

  • 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

Day 4

  • 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

Day 5

  • Relationships and Emotional supports for old age
  • How adult development impacts on ageing
  • Healthy and unhealthy attitudes to death & dying

Day 6

  • Concepts and Reactions to ideas learning and memory
  • Contentious issues in Care
  • Practical ideas to integrate the learning experiences into life and work

Entry Requirements:

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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