Ageing and aged care

Why study Ageing and aged care?


The world faces diverse and growing challenges associated with an ageing population.  Gerontology coursework and research provides health and human services professionals with knowledge and skills to work effectively in areas associated with older people and make a positive contribution to the field.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in fields where older people are the focus. These include health and aged care, policy development, human services, health promotion and social research.

Gerontology at La Trobe

Courses

Featured course

Bachelor of Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 1 year or part-time equivalent. You can study full-time only in Semester 1 (March) and part-time only in Semester 2 (July).

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Your study experience

Ageing and aged care placements

Admission to our gerontology courses normally requires a degree or diploma in health sciences or a related area. If you do not have these qualifications but have relevant experience, you may be eligible for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology or single subjects. Selection criteria may include work experience and other skills.

For further information, contact:

Dr Angela Herd Course Co-ordinator
Postgraduate Gerontology Program
Tel: + 61 3 9479 5813
Email: a.herd@latrobe.edu.au

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

The paramedicine staff employed at La Trobe University are highly qualified and motivated individuals who share their experience and enthusiasm with students, and align curriculum content with international best practice.  They are determined to produce resilient, critical thinking and capable clinicians that can thrive in this exciting profession.

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