Ageing Health and Disease (MSc)
1 year (MSc) (full-time) / 3 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
This course offers an opportunity for health and social care professionals to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to develop broad-based knowledge and skills in this area by offering high-quality, integrated, multidisciplinary education in the field of ageing, health and disease.
- The modular nature of the course encourages both application and reflection, and our teaching methods develop participants’ skills in problem-solving and critical analysis
- Group size and composition helps to create optimal interaction and develop skills of problem solving and critical analysis.
This course offers broad based knowledge and skills through integrated interprofessional education in many aspects of the health and ill health and gerontological issues in the ageing population. Training in research design and techniques is also given.
The programme starts in September each year and can be studied full-time over one year (approx. 9 months for taught stage plus 3 months for dissertation), or part-time over three years (two years for taught stages plus one year for dissertation). A Postgraduate Certificate exit point is available for students successfully completing 60 credits, only where these include the award of credit for the Foundations of Geriatric Medicine module. A Postgraduate Diploma exit point is available for students successfully completing 120 credits, only where these include the award of credit for the Foundations of Geriatric Medicine module.
- Foundations of Geriatric Medicine (must be passed in order to be awarded MSc, PgDip or PgCert)
- Physical and Mental Health
- The Organisation and Delivery of Care
Three further modules from:
- Research Methods in Ageing, Health and Disease
- Bone Health and Falls
- Neurodegenerative Disease and Dementia
This course is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, social services and other professionals and managers who work with older people. All students must satisfy the Cardiff University requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, including English Language requirements, and in addition, will normally possess an initial degree in medicine or related health/social care subject. On occasion, we may also admit non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications are compensated for by relevant professional experience.
Tuition Fees 2016/17
Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.
|UK & EU||International|
|Full-time||MSc: £7,750||MSc: £18,250|
|Part-time||MSc: £3,875||MSc: £9,125|
|Deposit||Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.||Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.|
|Notes||Additional dissertation fee: £658 (part-time route only)|
Next intake: September each year
Name: Course Administrator (Ageing Health and Disease MSc)