Charles Sturt University
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Aged Care Worker | Gerontological Physiotherapist | Quality Assessor | Health Promoter
The Master of Gerontology course offered by Charles Sturt University is ideal for anyone currently employed in the health professions, looking to further their education and skills. Studying this course, you will gain an advanced theoretical foundation and strong research skills in the field of gerontology.
To be eligible for this course, you must have a bachelor degree in a discipline such as nursing, allied health, community work, social work and welfare, health science, health administration or public health. Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this gerontology course, the subjects you will study include: Either the research/policy stream:
Or the professional practice stream:
And two restricted electives.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Gerontology from Charles Sturt University.
Graduates of the Master of Gerontology will have the knowledge and skills to be able to promote the health and wellbeing of older people. With the ageing population, aged care services are increasingly needed and health professionals with advanced skills in gerontology are in great demand.
Wondering where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.
Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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